Orthography
Orthography Or*thog"ra*phy, n. [OE. ortographie, OF. orthographie, L. orthographia, Gr. ?, fr. ? writing correctly; 'orqo`s right + gra`fein to write. See {Ortho-}, and {Graphic}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

When spelling no longer follows the pronunciation, but is hardened into orthography. --Earle. [1913 Webster]

2. The part of grammar which treats of the letters, and of the art of spelling words correctly. [1913 Webster]

3. A drawing in correct projection, especially an elevation or a vertical section. [1913 Webster]

4. The method of spelling the words of a particular language; the system of symbols used for writing a language. [PJC]

5. The branch of linguistics concerned with how languages are written. [PJC]


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  • orthography — correct or proper spelling, mid 15c., from M.Fr. orthographie (O.Fr. ortografie, 13c.), from L. orthographia, from Gk. orthos correct (see ORTHO (Cf. ortho )) + root of graphein to write (see GRAPHY (Cf. graphy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orthography — ► NOUN (pl. orthographies) ▪ the conventional spelling system of a language. DERIVATIVES orthographic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • orthography — [ôr thäg′rə fē] n. pl. orthographies [ME ortografye < MFr ortographie < L orthographia < Gr: see ORTHO & GRAPHY] 1. spelling in accord with accepted usage 2. any style or method of spelling 3. spelling as a subject for study 4 …   English World dictionary

  • Orthography — This article is about a standardized way of using a specific writing system. For the type of projection, see Orthographic projection. The orthography of a language specifies a standardized way of using a specific writing system (script) to write… …   Wikipedia

  • orthography — /awr thog reuh fee/, n., pl. orthographies for 3 5. 1. the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling. 2. the part of language study concerned with letters and spelling. 3. a method of spelling, as …   Universalium

  • orthography — Орфография (Orthography)     Правописание, система правил, определяющих единообразие способов передачи речи (слов и грамматических правил) на письме …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • orthography — n. (pl. ies) 1 a correct or conventional spelling. b spelling with reference to its correctness (dreadful orthography). c the study or science of spelling. 2 a perspective projection used in maps and elevations in which the projection lines are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthography — noun Etymology: Middle English ortografie, from Anglo French, from Latin orthographia, from Greek, from orth + graphein to write more at carve Date: 15th century 1. a. the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orthography — См. ortografìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • orthography — spelling or usage of words …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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