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typographic

[tahy-puh-graf-ik] /ˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to typography.
Also, typographical.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Neo-Latin typographicus, equivalent to Medieval Latin typograph(ia) typography + -icus -ic
Related forms
typographically, adverb
nontypographic, adjective
nontypographical, adjective
nontypographically, adverb
pretypographical, adjective
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Examples from the web for typographic
  • If one calls the style of the lectures highly typographic, it is only a way of saying that they have no style at all.
  • Unless you happen to be a typographic expert, you probably haven't encountered the hybrid question mark-exclamation point.
  • According to legend, even his name was the result of a typographic decision.
  • Graphic designers are fickle consumers of typographic fashion, their preferences changing on a whim.
  • Changes of any kind to either the symbol or the typographic style of the name are also prohibited.
  • Subsequently, technical and typographic errors were discovered in the regulatory text.
  • The correction of typographic and formatting errors will make the regulation more readable for the regulated community.
  • Portions of the standards contain typographic errors and narrative text or tables that need more clarity.
Word Origin and History for typographic
adj.

1778, from Medieval Latin typographicus (16c.), from typographus, from Greek typos (see type (n.)) + graphos "writing," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

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