orthography

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈθɒɡ.ɹə.fi/
  • (US) enPR: ôrthäʹgrəfē, IPA(key): /ɔɹˈθɑɡ.ɹə.fi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: or‧thog‧ra‧phy

Noun[edit]

orthography (plural orthographies)

  1. The study of correct spelling according to established usage.
  2. The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
  3. Spelling; the method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols.
  4. (architecture) Orthographic projection; especially its use to draw an elevation, vertical projection etc. of a building.

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