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typography

Use the noun typography to describe the art of putting words into print. You might admire the typography of a concert poster that uses an elegant font, for example.

When typography began, the process involved choosing the letters, arranging them, and printing with a press on paper. Today, almost anyone can practice typography by using a computer to design and print flyers, magazines, posters, and more. Don't confuse typography with its near-homonym, topography, which is a branch of Earth science. You'll recognize typography by the Greek typos, which means "dent or impression."

Definitions of typography
  1. noun
    the craft of composing type and printing from it
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    type of:
    craft, trade
    the skilled practice of a practical occupation
  2. noun
    art and technique of printing with movable type
    synonyms: composition
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    type of:
    printing, printing process
    reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
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