noun Etymology: Medieval Latin typographia, from Greek typos impression, cast + -graphia -graphy — more at type Date: 1610 1. letterpress printing 2. the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter

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  • typography — UK US /taɪˈpɒgrəfi/ noun [U] ► the style and size of the letters used in printing: »Good typography adds to an advertisement s impact. ► the art of arranging printed letters and numbers so that they are ready for printing …   Financial and business terms

  • Typography — Ty*pog ra*phy, n. [Type + graphy: cf. F. typographie.] 1. The act or art of expressing by means of types or symbols; emblematical or hieroglyphic representation. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The art of printing with types; the use of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • typography — 1640s, from Fr. typographie, from M.L. typographia, from Gk. typos (see TYPE (Cf. type)) + grapheia writing …   Etymology dictionary

  • typography — ► NOUN 1) the art or process of setting and arranging types and printing from them. 2) the style and appearance of printed matter. DERIVATIVES typographer noun typographic adjective typographical adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • typography — [tī päg′rə fē] n. [Fr typographie < ML typographia: see TYPO & GRAPHY] 1. the art or process of printing from type 2. the art or process of setting and arranging type for printing 3. the arrangement, style, or general appearance of printed… …   English World dictionary

  • Typography — Typographer redirects here. For the Typographer brand typewriter, see Typographer (typewriter). Not to be confused with topography or typology. In philately typography , especially in the case of 19th century stamps, refers to letterpress… …   Wikipedia

  • typography — /tuy pog reuh fee/, n. 1. the art or process of printing with type. 2. the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them. 3. the general character or appearance of printed matter. [1635 45; < NL typographia, equiv. to Gk týpo(s)… …   Universalium

  • TYPOGRAPHY — hebrew printing began about 1475, the date of publication of two books, one at reggio di Calabria and the other at piove di Sacco, near Venice. It is sometimes claimed that a group of undated and unlocated early Hebrew books by different printers …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • typography —    The design, arrangement, style, and appearance of type matter constitute typography. Among other things, students of typography learn about the uses of various type fonts, including serif and sans serif, capital and lowercase letters, boldface …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • typography — Типографика (Typography)     Искусство расположения шрифта и других компонентов набора на площади печатной страницы или в пространстве печатного издания …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • typography — [[t]taɪpɒ̱grəfi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Typography is the way in which written material is arranged and prepared for printing …   English dictionary

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