[ tahy-pog-ruh-fee ]
/ taɪˈpɒg rə fi /


the art or process of printing with type.
the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them.
the general character or appearance of printed matter.

Origin of typography

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

Can be confused

topography typography
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British Dictionary definitions for typography


/ (taɪˈpɒɡrəfɪ) /


the art, craft, or process of composing type and printing from it
the selection and planning of type for printed publications

Derived Forms

typographical (ˌtaɪpəˈɡræfɪkəl) or typographic, adjectivetypographically, adverb
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