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1. The art or practice of writing words with the proper letters, according to standard usage; conventionally correct spelling; also, mode of spelling; as, his orthography is vicious. When spelling no longer follows the pronunciation, but is hardened into orthography. (Earle)

2. The part of grammar which treats of the letters, and of the art of spelling words correctly.

3. A drawing in correct projection, especially an elevation or a vertical section.

Origin: OE. Ortographie, OF. Orthographie, L. Orthographia, Gr, fr. Writing correctly; right _ to write. See Ortho-, and Graphic.

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... on land, it would have died before it could even do much. Any cell coming from the water would have died just the same. Beside eye-watering orthography, this is very wrong. In fact sex and evolution are a very interesting subject. And even if as pointed above, not everything is clear there ...

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by canalon
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of male and female,who was first ?
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