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orthography

view main entry for orthographynoun [uncountable] linguistics  /ɔː(r)ˈθɒɡrəfi/
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orthographical

  /ˌɔː(r)θəˈɡræfɪk(ə)l/  adjective
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orthographically

  /ˌɔː(r)θəˈɡræfɪkli/  adverb
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orthographically British English pronunciation: orthographicallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of orthography /ˌɔː(r)θəˈɡræfɪkli/  adverbHandwriting and spelling: calligraphy, crabbed, cursive, decipher, graphology, hand, handwriting, handwritten, illiterate, longhand

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