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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: ortographie, from Latin, from Greek, from ortho- ( ORTHODOX) + -graphia ( -GRAPHY)

orthography

noun
     
or‧thog‧ra‧phy [uncountable] technical
the way in which words are spelled
orthographic adjective
orthographically adverb

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