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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Orthography  \Or*thog"ra*phy\,  n.  [OE.  ortographie  OF 
  orthographie,  L.  orthographia,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  writing 
  correctly;  'orqo`s  right  +  gra`fein  to  write.  See  {Ortho-}, 
  and  {Graphic}.] 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  method  of  representing  the  sounds  of  a  language  by  written 
  or  printed  symbols  [syn:  {writing  system}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  ORTHOGRAPHY,  n.  The  science  of  spelling  by  the  eye  instead  of  the 
  ear.  Advocated  with  more  heat  than  light  by  the  outmates  of  every 
  asylum  for  the  insane.  They  have  had  to  concede  a  few  things  since 
  the  time  of  Chaucer,  but  are  none  the  less  hot  in  defence  of  those  to 
  be  conceded  hereafter. 
  A  spelling  reformer  indicted 
  For  fudge  was  before  the  court  cicted. 
  The  judge  said:  "Enough  -- 
  His  candle  we'll  snough, 
  And  his  sepulchre  shall  not  be  whicted." 

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