Meaning of orthography

or•thog•ra•phy

Pronunciation: (ôr-thog'ru-fē), [key]
— pl. -phies
  1. the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
  2. the part of language study concerned with letters and spelling.
  3. a method of spelling, as by the use of an alphabet or other system of symbols; spelling.
  4. a system of such symbols: Missionaries provided the first orthography for the language.
  5. an orthographic projection, or an elevation drawn by means of it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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