noun, plural or·thog·ra·phies for 3–5.
- orthograde degeneration,
- orthographic projection,
Origin of orthography
Examples from the Web for orthography
Orthograph′ic, -al, pertaining or according to orthography: spelt correctly.
In these charters the peculiar characteristics of Italian orthography and grammar frequently appear.
Many objected to the want of quotations, and to the observance of an orthography that had become obsolete.
In the Middle Ages, and even as late as the end of the eighteenth century, the orthography of proper names was very uncertain.The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals|Edmund P. Evans
It was written in the old Ellis system of orthography, which is not generally understood.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
noun plural -phies
- spelling considered to be correct
- the principles underlying spelling
"correct or proper spelling," mid-15c., ortographie, from Middle French orthographie (Old French ortografie, 13c.), from Latin orthographia, from Greek orthographia "correct writing," from orthos "correct" (see ortho-) + root of graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Related: Orthographer.