Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Orthography

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

orthography

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.