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[tahy-puh-graf-ik] /ˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪk/
of or relating to typography.
Also, typographical.
Origin of typographic
1770-80; < New Latin typographicus, equivalent to Medieval Latin typograph(ia) typography + -icus -ic
Related forms
typographically, adverb
nontypographic, adjective
nontypographical, adjective
nontypographically, adverb
pretypographical, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for typographical
  • The texts were transcribed by hand, a laborious process that encouraged typographical shorthand.
  • Nearly every page is plagued by typographical and sometimes factual errors, which often distract from the point.
  • The public has proved to care little for such typographical distinctions.
  • There is a really major typographical error in your leader.
  • Such people probably think their brilliant typographical innovation makes the company or its product look distinctive.
  • Much more interesting than security systems, and only one typographical error.
  • It reads as if there was a typographical error in it.
  • typographical design orients the reader and shapes the meaning of the news.
  • As the study of genealogy increases among us, so do the typographical merits of the printed books improve.
  • The bottom galaxy is a face-on spiral, while the upper one is seen more edge-on, giving the pair their typographical appearance.
Word Origin and History for typographical

"pertaining to typography," 1590s; see typography + -ical.



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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