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let·ter·form

 (lĕt′ər-fôrm′)
n.
The development or design of the shape of an alphabet letter.
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letterform

(ˈlɛtəˌfɔːm)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) typography the shape of a letter or character
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let•ter•form

(ˈlɛt ərˌfɔrm)

n.
the shape of a letter of the alphabet with regard to its design or historical development.
[1905–10]
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