Correct or accepted spelling; the study of spelling. orthopedics. The area of medicine concerned with bones and muscles. Orwell, George. Pen name of the British writer Eric Blair (1903–1950). oscillate.

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  • orthography — correct or proper spelling, mid 15c., from M.Fr. orthographie (O.Fr. ortografie, 13c.), from L. orthographia, from Gk. orthos correct (see ORTHO (Cf. ortho )) + root of graphein to write (see GRAPHY (Cf. graphy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orthography — ► NOUN (pl. orthographies) ▪ the conventional spelling system of a language. DERIVATIVES orthographic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • orthography — [ôr thäg′rə fē] n. pl. orthographies [ME ortografye < MFr ortographie < L orthographia < Gr: see ORTHO & GRAPHY] 1. spelling in accord with accepted usage 2. any style or method of spelling 3. spelling as a subject for study 4 …   English World dictionary

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  • orthography — n. (pl. ies) 1 a correct or conventional spelling. b spelling with reference to its correctness (dreadful orthography). c the study or science of spelling. 2 a perspective projection used in maps and elevations in which the projection lines are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthography — noun Etymology: Middle English ortografie, from Anglo French, from Latin orthographia, from Greek, from orth + graphein to write more at carve Date: 15th century 1. a. the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • orthography — spelling or usage of words …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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