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typographical

[tahy-puh-graf-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to typography.
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Also ty·po·graph·ic [tahy-puh-graf-ik] /ˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪk/.

Origin of typographical

1770–80; < New Latin typographicus, equivalent to Medieval Latin typograph(ia) typography + -icus -ic + -al1
Related formsty·po·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ty·po·graph·ic, adjectivenon·ty·po·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·ty·po·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·ty·po·graph·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for typographic

Historical Examples

  • The typographic error and its corresponding line are listed.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology

    Charles K. Dillaway

  • But it was not only for its typographic excellence that the book was remarkable.

  • Minor punctuation and typographic errors have been repaired.

  • Minor punctuation and typographic errors have been corrected.

    The Key to Yesterday

    Charles Neville Buck

  • This may be a typographic error for either exclusive or excursive.

    The Key to Yesterday

    Charles Neville Buck


Word Origin and History for typographic

adj.

1778, from Medieval Latin typographicus (16c.), from typographus, from Greek typos (see type (n.)) + graphos "writing," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

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typographical

adj.

"pertaining to typography," 1590s; see typography + -ical.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper