Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Customary or conventional: applied to the present mode of English spelling: opposed to Glossic or phonetic.
  • noun The customary or conventional English spelling. See Glossic.
  • Of or pertaining to a nome. See nome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Customary; ordinary; -- applied to the usual English spelling, in distinction from strictly phonetic methods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective dated customary; ordinary; applied to the usual English spelling, in distinction from strictly phonetic methods.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, from a word meaning "law, custom".

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