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 (countable and uncountable, 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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