ty·​po·​graph·​ic | \ ˌtī-pə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce typographic (audio) \
variants: or typographical \ ˌtī-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce typographical (audio) \

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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Other Words from typographic

typographically \ ˌtī-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce typographically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of typographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When voters began writing on ballots and swapping out names, political parties resorted to more typographic antics to foil them. Anne Quito, Quartz, "Why it’s so hard to fix America’s poorly-designed election ballot," 20 Oct. 2020 Before his death, Glaser was brewing a typographic tonic for the melancholy and estrangement the pandemic has brought. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "Milton Glaser’s brilliant last year," 8 July 2020 All caps is a typographic way of conveying the same set of cues. Gretchen Mcculloch, WIRED, "The Meaning of All Caps—in Texting and in Life," 23 July 2019 Over the course of filming, Seibold created all sorts of typographic materials for Riley. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sorry to Bother You," 12 Nov. 2018 Before Fluide, Giancarlo worked in design, creative strategy, and dabbled in typographic cake-making while Kraber worked in the start-up sphere and as a nutritionist. Ludmila Leiva, Allure, "Meet Fluide, the Makeup Brand That Believes in the Power of Inclusion — Not Tokenism," 10 Sep. 2018 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

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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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27 Oct 2020

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“Typographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typographic. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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