Definitions for typographytaɪˈpɒg rə fi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ty•pog•ra•phytaɪˈpɒg rə fi(n.)

  1. the art or process of printing with type.

    Category: Printing

  2. the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them.

    Category: Printing

  3. the general character or appearance of printed matter.

    Category: Printing

Origin of typography:

1635–45; < NL typographia= Gk týpo(s)type+graphía -graphy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. typography(noun)

    the craft of composing type and printing from it

  2. typography, composition(noun)

    art and technique of printing with movable type

Wiktionary

  1. typography(Noun)

    The art or practice of setting and arranging type; typesetting.

  2. typography(Noun)

    The practice or process of printing with type.

  3. typography(Noun)

    The appearance and style of typeset matter.

  4. Origin: From typographie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typography(noun)

    the act or art of expressing by means of types or symbols; emblematical or hieroglyphic representation

  2. Typography(noun)

    the art of printing with types; the use of types to produce impressions on paper, vellum, etc

Freebase

  1. Typography

    Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading, adjusting the spaces between groups of letters and adjusting the space between pairs of letters. Type design is a closely related craft, which some consider distinct and others a part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. In modern times, typography has been put into motion—in film, television and online broadcasts—to add emotion to mass communication. Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, comic book artists, graffiti artists, clerical workers, and anyone else who arranges type for a product. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users, and David Jury states that "typography is now something everybody does."

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