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  • adjective of or pertaining to an allograph.

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  • adjective of or relating to an allograph


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  • Goodman claims that architecture does have, in the architect's planes, something quite close to a notational system, and hence is, because of that, an allographic art: different buildings, built in different locations and even with certain differences in materials, would be instances of the same work, provided that they correspond to the same plan.

    Goodman's Aesthetics

  • Such technique of, we could say, cloning could be accounted for in Goodman's terms as transforming the art of painting from singular to multiple and yet without changing it from autographic to allographic.

    Goodman's Aesthetics

  • They are allographic rather than autographic, in the analytical terminology of art theorist Nelson Goodman.

    ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News

  • English orthography is such that diacritics are allographic and ligatures are allographic.

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  • 1. Signed or written by a proxy.

    2. Pertaining to variant shapes of a letter of an alphabet.

    3. Using different letters to represent the same sounds.

    September 14, 2008