or·​tho·​graph·​ic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce orthographic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly orthographical \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce orthographic (audio) \

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

Other Words from orthographic

orthographically \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orthographic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of orthographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of orthographic

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Orthographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthographic. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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