[ tahy-pog-ruh-fee ]
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  1. the art or process of printing with type.

  2. the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them.

  1. the general character or appearance of printed matter.

Origin of typography

1635–45; <New Latin typographia, equivalent to Greek týpo(s) type + graphía-graphy

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How to use typography in a sentence

  • In listing titles and imprints I have sought to follow the typography and punctuation of the originals.

  • They didn't think that just because a man could write nonsense and use erratic typography, that that made him a poet.

    Thin Edge | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Here, however, the picture is sober truth itself to what the inquiring reader finds in the typography.

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
  • It is without date, but the typography seems to be that of the seventeenth century.

British Dictionary definitions for typography


/ (taɪˈpɒɡrəfɪ) /

  1. the art, craft, or process of composing type and printing from it

  2. the selection and planning of type for printed publications

Derived forms of typography

  • typographical (ˌtaɪpəˈɡræfɪkəl) or typographic, adjective
  • typographically, adverb

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