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[awr-thog-ruh-fee] /ɔrˈθɒg rə fi/

noun, plural orthographies for 3–5.
the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
the part of language study concerned with letters and spelling.
a method of spelling, as by the use of an alphabet or other system of symbols; spelling.
a system of such symbols:
Missionaries provided the first orthography for the language.
an , or an elevation drawn by means of it.
noun (pl) -phies
a writing system

the study of spelling
orthographic projection

“correct or proper spelling,” mid-15c., ortographie, from Middle French orthographie (Old French ortografie, 13c.), from Latin orthographia, from Greek orthographia “correct writing,” from orthos “correct” (see ortho-) + root of graphein “to write” (see -graphy). Related: Orthographer.


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