Orthography meaning

ôr-thŏgrə-fē
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The definition of orthography is the practice of proper spelling, a way of spelling or a study of spelling.

An example of orthography is spelling definitely as "d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y."

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The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.
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The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
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Spelling in accord with accepted usage.
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Any style or method of spelling.
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The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
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Spelling; the method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols.
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Spelling as a subject for study.
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(architecture) Orthographic projection; especially its use to draw an elevation, vertical projection etc. of a building.
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Origin of orthography

  • From Anglo-Norman ortografie, Middle French ortografie, ortographie, and their source, Latin orthographia, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὀρθογραφία (orthographia), from ὀρθός (orthos, “correct") and γράφω (gráphō, “write").

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