orthography

Part of speech: noun

A system of spelling; correct spelling.

Part of speech: noun

The science that treats of letters and spelling.

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Usage examples "orthography":

  1. Why else should he question me about the orthography of that name? - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
  2. I am not inclined, however, to contend that any deity, Saxon or British, gave the name, or that Billing is not, after all, the right orthography. - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. And this, it is said, is the true orthography. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.