ty·​po·​graph·​ic | \ˌtī-pə-ˈgra-fik \
variants: or typographical \ ˌtī-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl \

Definition of typographic 

: of, relating to, or occurring or used in typography or typeset matter a typographic character a typographical error

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typographically \ ˌtī-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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But no prior research found by Johnson, Bui, and Schmitt actually measured reader performance with each typographic scheme. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Two spaces after period are better than one, except maybe they aren’t, study finds," 7 May 2018 Gold foil, gold paper and beautiful typographic embellishments. Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com, "Cleveland's Christine Wisnieski on designing for modern hot spots and institutions, from Trentina to Majestic Steel: PERSONA," 26 Apr. 2018 Desert Oracle #4, the UFO cover from 2015, has a UFO typographic symbol as the only cover art. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Publishing the Best of the Desert: An Interview With Ken Layne," 25 Apr. 2018 The lower-case g actually comes in two typographic forms: The fish hook, a circle with a left facing curl beneath it, and the loop-tail, two closed, connected circles with a sort of rightward-facing tassel on the top one. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Almost Nobody Can Write This Letter of the Alphabet Correctly," 4 Apr. 2018 The typographic glass company Tieton Mosaic started out in 2013, making big signs for the city of Tieton, Wash., under the nonprofit umbrella of Tieton Arts & Humanities. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Art meets commerce at the BCA’s Mills Gallery," 7 Mar. 2018 The proposals ranged from small interventions, such as repurposed oil barrels, to large scale installations and community events, like typographic murals. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "Art show about east end on exhibit," 12 Dec. 2017 For Postman, the peak of typographic culture in America came with the Abraham Lincoln–Stephen Douglas debates on the eve of the Civil War. Jeet Heer, New Republic, "The Post-Literate American Presidency," 23 Sep. 2017 Bieber is nothing if not loyal to the Bieber brand and this John Deer-ish forest-green-and-bright-yellow hoodie shares typographic placement and a fit reminiscent of Bieber's own in-demand merch. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "Justin Bieber's Favorite Hoodie Is Just $60," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of typographic

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of typographic was in 1593

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