from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to orthography.
- adj. Spelled correctly.
- adj. Mathematics Having perpendicular lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a projection used in maps, architecture etc., in which the rays are parallel.
- adj. Of, or relating to, orthography.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to orthography, or right spelling; also, correct in spelling
- adj. Of or pertaining to right lines or angles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to orthography; belonging to the writing of words with the proper letters; relating to the spelling of words: as, an orthographic error; orthographic reform.
- In geometry, pertaining to right lines or angles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or expressed in orthography
Examples of classifying adjectives are orthographic 'referring to orthography' as in orthographic reform and physical 'referring to physics' as in physical experiment.
There were three views of the piece, a top, front and side, drawn in what I learned was called orthographic projection.
A new kind of orthographic evolutionary pressure in English?
From ancient Egypt to the Renaissance, from one-point, two-point, and five-point perspective, to orthographic and oblique projections, McNaughton lays out the basics.
Not so its near orthographic neighbour the dunnock, which may not be too well, numbers-wise, but is still with us.
And while I plan to keep handling apostrophes in accordance with the principles I was shown as a child, I am confident that they will either disappear or be reduced to little baubles of orthographic bling.
"I live in Cambridge, Mass.," Cummings says, momentarily drawing himself up from his normal lower-case orthographic state.
Anyone who thinks that orthographic standards have slipped should read a few personal letters or journal entries from the 1800s.
Hebrew is considered the Holy Language par excellence, but it is interesting to note that although the consonantal text of the Hebrew Bible must be reproduced according to precise orthographic rules for ritual purposes, the Jewish tradition permits translations of the text into other languages.
The Greek original of the Christian scriptures, unlike the Hebrew original of the Jewish scriptures, is not constricted by formal orthographic rules and is not part of the formal liturgy as Hebrew is in the Synagogue, where the portions of the Pentateuch are read as a weekly lection.
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