Definition of Orthography

1. Noun. A method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols.




Definition of Orthography

1. n. The art or practice of writing words with the proper letters, according to standard usage; conventionally correct spelling; also, mode of spelling; as, his orthography is vicious.

Definition of Orthography

1. Noun. The study of correct spelling according to established usage. ¹

2. Noun. The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words. ¹

3. Noun. Spelling; the method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols. ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) Orthographic projection; especially its use to draw an elevation, vertical projection etc. of a building. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orthography

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Medical Definition of Orthography

1. 1. The art or practice of writing words with the proper letters, according to standard usage; conventionally correct spelling; also, mode of spelling; as, his orthography is vicious. "When spelling no longer follows the pronunciation, but is hardened into orthography." (Earle) 2. The part of grammar which treats of the letters, and of the art of spelling words correctly. 3. A drawing in correct projection, especially an elevation or a vertical section. Origin: OE. Ortographie, OF. Orthographie, L. Orthographia, Gr, fr. Writing correctly; right + to write. See Ortho-, and Graphic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthography

orthograph
orthographer
orthographers
orthographia mutata
orthographic
orthographical
orthographically
orthographick
orthographies
orthographist
orthographize
orthographized
orthographizes
orthographizing
orthographs
orthography (current term)
orthohelium
orthohepadnavirus
orthohydrogen
orthoimage
orthoimages
orthokeratology
orthokeratosis
orthokinesis
orthokinetic
orthokinetics
ortholog
orthologous
orthologs
orthologue

Literary usage of Orthography

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1. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"The interpretation of the orthography and phonology of the native writings is ... PHONOLOGY AND orthography The sounds of Massachusett are represented by an ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"lie be- j longed to the etymological, as opposed to the phonetic, school of orthography, and in 1828 he superintended, for the Society for Pro- i moling ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"orthography of Geographical Names. THE following revised and somewhat amplified statement of the system of orthography for the native names of places, ..."

4. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1867)
"I did not know of Mr. Wheatley's paper on English orthography, ... Mr. Jones's aims as to the improvement of English orthography are neither visionary nor ..."

5. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1900)
"orthography. 771. In the ME period the OE was superseded by the Old French orthography—Norman at first, but afterwards Parisian. 772. Old French orthography ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"( ) System of orthography for Native Names of Places. ... No change will be made in the orthography of foreign names in countries which use Roman letters ..."

7. English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an by Lindley Murray (1805)
"orthography, ETYMOLOGY, SYNTAX, and PROSODY. This division may be rendered more intelligible to youni ... PART I. orthography. CHAPTER .J. Of' tlie SECT. 1. ..."

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