Spencerian
adjective Etymology: Platt R. Spencer died 1864 American calligrapher Date: 1862 of or relating to a form of slanting handwriting

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  • Spencerian — ☆ Spencerian [spen sir′ē ən] adj. of or characteristic of the style of penmanship taught by Platt Rogers Spencer (1800 64), U.S. teacher, characterized by rounded, well formed letters …   English World dictionary

  • Spencerian — /spen sear ee euhn/, adj. 1. of Herbert Spencer or his philosophy. n. 2. a follower of Herbert Spencer. [1885 90; SPENCER + IAN] /spen sear ee euhn/, adj. pertaining to or characteristic of a system of penmanship, characterized by clear, rounded… …   Universalium

  • spencerian — spen·ce·ri·an …   English syllables

  • Spencerian — Spen•ce•ri•an [[t]spɛnˈsɪər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) pho of Herbert Spencer or his philosophy 2) pho a follower of Herbert Spencer • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Spencerian — /spɛnˈsɪəriən/ (say spen searreeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Herbert Spencer or his philosophy. –noun 2. a follower of Herbert Spencer …   Australian English dictionary

  • spencerian — I. (ˈ)spen|sirēən, |sēr adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Herbert Spencer died 1903 English philosopher + English ian (adjective suffix) : of or relating to the philosopher Spencer or Spencerianism II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spencerian Script — is a script style that flourished in the United States from 1850 to 1895. [ [http://www.homeschoolchristian.com/ChristianEd/Spencerian.html Interview with Michael Deb Sull of Spencerian.com] ] Platt Rogers Spencer, whose name the style bears, was …   Wikipedia

  • Spencerian Penmanship —    , SPENCERIAN SCRIPT    The typewriter, the word processor, and the computer have almost made the need for good penmanship obsolete. But written notes are sometimes very effective in business, and socially they are a decided asset. Spencerian… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Spencerian College — Infobox School3 name = Spencerian College established = 1892 type = Private head name = Executive Director head = Jan Gordon city = Louisville state = Kentucky country = USA website = [http://www.spencerian.edu http://www.spencerian.edu]… …   Wikipedia

  • Spencerian penmanship — ▪ calligraphy  style of handwriting (calligraphy) developed by Platt Rogers Spencer (died 1864) of Geneva, Ohio. Energetically promoted by Spencer s five sons and a nephew, the Spencerian method became the most widely known system of writing… …   Universalium

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