From Anglo-Norman ortografie, Middle French orthographie, and their source, Latin orthographia, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὀρθογραφία (orthographía), from ὀρθός (orthós, “correct”) and γράφω (gráphō, “write”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈθɒɡ.ɹə.fi/
- (US) enPR: ôrthäʹgrəfē, IPA(key): /ɔɹˈθɑɡ.ɹə.fi/
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- Hyphenation: or‧thog‧ra‧phy
orthography (plural orthographies)
- The study of correct spelling according to established usage.
- The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
- Spelling; the method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols.
- (architecture) Orthographic projection; especially its use to draw an elevation, vertical projection etc. of a building.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:orthography.
study of correct spelling
aspect of language study
method of representing a language by written symbols
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