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(n) the system of spelling, the study of the rules by which words are spelled in a language. Origin: Gk ortho-, straight, right + graphein, to write => 'to write correctly' => 'correct spelling' The word pairs plain/plane, sun/son, here/hair/hare have the same pronunciation but are distinguished from each other orthographically. There are orthographic differences between British and American English e.g., colour/color, dialogue/dialog, doughnut/donut, realize/ realise etc.