orthography

[ awr-thog-ruh-fee ]
/ ɔrˈθɒg rə fi /

noun, plural or·thog·ra·phies for 3–5.

the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
the part of language study concerned with letters and spelling.
a method of spelling, as by the use of an alphabet or other system of symbols; spelling.
a system of such symbols: Missionaries provided the first orthography for the language.
an orthographic projection, or an elevation drawn by means of it.

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Origin of orthography

1425–75; late Middle English ortografye < Latin orthographia correct writing, orthogonal projection < Greek orthographía. See ortho-, -graphy
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British Dictionary definitions for orthography

orthography
/ (ɔːˈθɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun plural -phies

a writing system
  1. spelling considered to be correct
  2. the principles underlying spelling
the study of spelling
orthographic projection

Derived forms of orthography

orthographer or orthographist, noun
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