- The design, arrangement, style, and appearance of type matter constitute typography. Among other things, students of typography learn about the uses of various type fonts, including serif and sans serif, capital and lowercase letters, boldface, italic, and condensed type, letter spacing (and kerning), point sizes, and the various factors affecting readability.
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typography — UK US /taɪˈpɒgrəfi/ noun [U] ► the style and size of the letters used in printing: »Good typography adds to an advertisement s impact. ► the art of arranging printed letters and numbers so that they are ready for printing … Financial and business terms
Typography — Ty*pog ra*phy, n. [Type + graphy: cf. F. typographie.] 1. The act or art of expressing by means of types or symbols; emblematical or hieroglyphic representation. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The art of printing with types; the use of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
typography — 1640s, from Fr. typographie, from M.L. typographia, from Gk. typos (see TYPE (Cf. type)) + grapheia writing … Etymology dictionary
typography — ► NOUN 1) the art or process of setting and arranging types and printing from them. 2) the style and appearance of printed matter. DERIVATIVES typographer noun typographic adjective typographical adjective … English terms dictionary
typography — [tī päg′rə fē] n. [Fr typographie < ML typographia: see TYPO & GRAPHY] 1. the art or process of printing from type 2. the art or process of setting and arranging type for printing 3. the arrangement, style, or general appearance of printed… … English World dictionary
Typography — Typographer redirects here. For the Typographer brand typewriter, see Typographer (typewriter). Not to be confused with topography or typology. In philately typography , especially in the case of 19th century stamps, refers to letterpress… … Wikipedia
typography — /tuy pog reuh fee/, n. 1. the art or process of printing with type. 2. the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them. 3. the general character or appearance of printed matter. [1635 45; < NL typographia, equiv. to Gk týpo(s)… … Universalium
TYPOGRAPHY — hebrew printing began about 1475, the date of publication of two books, one at reggio di Calabria and the other at piove di Sacco, near Venice. It is sometimes claimed that a group of undated and unlocated early Hebrew books by different printers … Encyclopedia of Judaism
typography — Типографика (Typography) Искусство расположения шрифта и других компонентов набора на площади печатной страницы или в пространстве печатного издания … Шрифтовая терминология
typography — [[t]taɪpɒ̱grəfi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Typography is the way in which written material is arranged and prepared for printing … English dictionary