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or·thog·ra·phy

 (ôr-thŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. or·thog·ra·phies
1. The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.
2. The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.

or·thog′ra·pher, or·thog′ra·phist n.

orthography

(ɔːˈθɒɡrəfɪ)
n, pl -phies
1. (Linguistics) a writing system
2. (Linguistics)
a. spelling considered to be correct
b. the principles underlying spelling
3. (Linguistics) the study of spelling
4. (General Engineering) orthographic projection
orˈthographer, orˈthographist n

or•thog•ra•phy

(ɔrˈθɒg rə fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. the art of writing words with the proper letters according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
2. language study concerned with letters and spelling.
3. a method of spelling, as by the use of an alphabet or other system of symbols.
4. a system of such symbols.
[1425–75; late Middle English ortografye < Latin orthographia correct writing, orthogonal projection < Greek; see ortho-, -graphy]
or•thog′ra•pher, or•thog′ra•phist. n.

orthography

1. the art of writing words according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
2. that part of grammar that treats of letters and spelling.
3. a method of spelling. — orthographer, n. — orthographic, adj.
See also: Spelling

orthography

The study of spelling or systems of writing, or the correct way of spelling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthography - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbolsorthography - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
punctuation - the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
hyphenation - connecting syllables and words by hyphens
hyphenation, word division - division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
script - a particular orthography or writing system
spelling - forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
picture writing - a writing system using pictographs
alphabetic script, alphabetic writing - a writing system based on alphabetic characters
boustrophedon - an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs'
ideography - the use of ideograms in writing
hieroglyph, hieroglyphic - a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt
point system - a system of writing or printing using patterns of raised dots that can be read by touch
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Translations
pravopis
oikeinkirjoitusortografia
ortografijapravopis
pravopis

orthography

[ɔːˈθɒgrəfɪ] Nortografía f

orthography

orthography

[ɔːˈθɒgrəfɪ] nortografia
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