or·​tho·​graph·​ic | \ˌȯr-thə-ˈgra-fik \
variants: or less commonly orthographical \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl \

Definition of orthographic 

1 : of, relating to, being, or prepared by orthographic projection an orthographic map

2a : of or relating to orthography

b : correct in spelling

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Other Words from orthographic

orthographically \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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The orthographic debate the bill seeks to settle is older than the bridge itself. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Verrazano? With an Extra Z," 7 June 2018 Essentially, the computer takes the different orthographic views of something—top, down, left, right, etc.—and creates a 3D model out of it, freeing the artist from hours of drudgery. Steven T. Wright, Ars Technica, "Life in (virtual) pit lane: The war stories of video game car design," 28 Apr. 2018 Imagining the azimuthal orthographic as looking down at Earth from a floating eye, d’Aiguilon figured that moving the eye up or down would change the distance to the horizon. Nick Stockton, WIRED, "Get to Know a Projection: Azimuthal Orthographic," 20 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of orthographic

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of orthographic was in 1577

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