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[tahy-puh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪ kəl/
of or relating to typography.
Also, typographic
[tahy-puh-graf-ik] /ˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of typographical
1770-80; < New Latin typographicus, equivalent to Medieval Latin typograph(ia) typography + -icus -ic + -al1
Related forms
typographically, adverb
nontypographic, adjective
nontypographical, adjective
nontypographically, adverb
pretypographical, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for typographically
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  • A remarkably handsome volume, typographically equal to the best production of any European capital.

  • An extraordinary sound, which can only be typographically rendered in this manner, suddenly interrupted him.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
  • A primer of information about the marks of punctuation and their use, both grammatically and typographically.

    The Uses of Italic Frederick W. Hamilton
  • A remarkably handsome volume, typographically equal to the best productions of any European capital.

    Yorkshire Family Romance Frederick Ross
  • The prolongation of the "r" in the Scotch way of saying "Burns" is something that cannot be typographically represented.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • typographically an excellent piece of work that would have done justice the Elzevirs.

  • Can you derive a like proof in any other typographically blackened portfolios?

    Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
Word Origin and History for typographically



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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