or·​tho·​graph·​ic ˌȯr-thə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce orthographic (audio)
variants or less commonly orthographical
: of, relating to, being, or prepared by orthographic projection
an orthographic map
: of or relating to orthography
: correct in spelling
orthographically adverb

Examples of orthographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This idea caught on, creating an orthographic distinction that writers ever since have struggled to keep straight. David Owen, The New Yorker, 12 Jan. 2023 But Jonathan Grainger from Aix-Marseille University has shown that orthographic processing can happen without any knowledge of language, or how words are meant to sound. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 12 Apr. 2012 The competition has been a feat of orthographic endurance for decades, giving each student a chance at thousands of dollars in prize money. Christian Ortega, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 Or at least some orthographic clarity, since the vast majority of them spelled the word incorrectly, with two Ls: cancelled. Jason Kehe, Wired, 21 Dec. 2020 The orthographic debate the bill seeks to settle is older than the bridge itself. Vivian Wang, New York Times, 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, 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, 20 Nov. 2014 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthographic was in 1577

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“Orthographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthographic. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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