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Definitions for typography
taɪˈpɒg rə fity·pog·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. typographynoun

    the craft of composing type and printing from it

  2. typography, compositionnoun

    art and technique of printing with movable type

Wiktionary

  1. typographynoun

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

  2. typographynoun

    The practice or process of printing with type.

  3. typographynoun

    The appearance and style of typeset matter.

  4. Etymology: From typographie.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TYPOGRAPHYnoun

    Etymology: typographie, Fr. typographia, Lat.

    Those diminutive and pamphlet treatises daily published amongst us, are pieces containing rather typography than verity. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Wikipedia

  1. Typography

    Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing (leading), and letter-spacing (tracking), as well as adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning). The term typography is also applied to the style, arrangement, and appearance of the letters, numbers, and symbols created by the process. Type design is a closely related craft, sometimes considered part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. Typography also may be used as an ornamental and decorative device, unrelated to the communication of information. Typography is the work of typesetters (also known as compositors), typographers, graphic designers, art directors, manga artists, comic book artists, and, now, anyone who arranges words, letters, numbers, and symbols for publication, display, or distribution, from clerical workers and newsletter writers to anyone self-publishing materials. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of previously unrelated designers and lay users. As the capability to create typography has become ubiquitous, the application of principles and best practices developed over generations of skilled workers and professionals has diminished. Thus, at a time when scientific techniques can provide evidence that supports established practice (legibility or brand recognition achieved through the appropriate use of serifs, letter case, letter forms, contrast, spacing, etc.) through understanding the limitations of human vision, typography may be encountered that fails to achieve its principal objective: effective communication.

ChatGPT

  1. typography

    Typography is a visual design discipline that involves creating, organizing, arranging and formatting type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. It includes selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing, letter-spacing, and adjusting the space between pairs of letters. Typography can be applied to both print and digital media, and its effective use is crucial for effective communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Typographynoun

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

  2. Typographynoun

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of typography in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of typography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of typography in a Sentence

  1. Steve Matteson:

    Swiss typographers gravitated to grotesque designs like Helvetica because of their suitability for grid-based typography.

  2. Emil Ruder:

    Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. No argument or consideration can absolve typography from this duty.

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