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.]
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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.
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When spelling no longer follows the pronunciation, but is hardened into orthography.
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2. The part of grammar which treats of the letters, and of the art of spelling words correctly.
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3. A drawing in correct projection, especially an elevation or a vertical section.
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4. The method of spelling the words of a particular language; the system of symbols used for writing a language.
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5. The branch of linguistics concerned with how languages are written.
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