Definitions for orthographyɔrˈθɒg rə fi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•thog•ra•phyɔrˈθɒg rə fi(n.)(pl.)-phies.
the art of writing words with the proper letters according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
language study concerned with letters and spelling.
a method of spelling, as by the use of an alphabet or other system of symbols.
a system of such symbols.
Origin of orthography:
1425–75; late ME ortografye < L orthographia correct writing, orthogonal projection < Gk; see ortho-, -graphy
orthography, writing system(noun)
a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
The study of correct spelling according to established usage.
The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words.
Spelling; the method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols.
Orthographic projection; especially its use to draw an elevation, vertical projection etc. of a building.
Origin: From ortografie, ortografie, ortographie, and their source, orthographia, from Hellenistic ὀρθογραφία, from and .