Orthography

Definition of Orthography

Or`thog´ra`phy
n.1.
1.The art or practice of writing words with the proper letters, according to standard usage; conventionally correct spelling; also, mode of spelling; as, his orthography is vicious.
When spelling no longer follows the pronunciation, but is hardened into orthography.
- Earle.
2.The part of grammar which treats of the letters, and of the art of spelling words correctly.
3.A drawing in correct projection, especially an elevation or a vertical section.
4.The method of spelling the words of a particular language; the system of symbols used for writing a language.
5.The branch of linguistics concerned with how languages are written.

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alphabetic script, alphabetic writing, boustrophedon, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, hyphenation, ideography, Linear A, picture writing, point system, punctuation, punctuation mark, script, spelling, word division, writing, writing system
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