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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
- Rhymes: -ɒɡɹəfi
- The study of correct spelling according to established usage.
- The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
- Synonym of : the specific method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols.
- 2018, James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecy010, page 491:
- In the colonial era there were two major competing orthographies for rendering words from Indian languages, the ‘Jones system,’ based on the spelling in the original language and requiring a substantial application of diacritics, and the ‘Gilchrist system,’ based on pronunciation and requiring less diacritics.
- (architecture) Orthographic projection; especially its use to draw an elevation, vertical projection etc. of a building.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:orthography.
- (study of representing sound in writing): orthoepy (inexact)
- (study of representing sound in writing): orthoepy
study of correct spelling
aspect of language study
method of representing a language by written symbols
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- (transitive) To write according to established usage.