2. [syn: typography, composition]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Typography \Ty*pog"ra*phy\, n. [Type + -graphy: cf. F.
1. The act or art of expressing by means of types or symbols;
emblematical or hieroglyphic representation. [Obs.] --Sir
2. The art of printing with types; the use of types to
produce impressions on paper, vellum, etc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the craft of composing type and printing from it
2: art and technique of printing with movable type [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "typography":
albertype, book printing, chromotypography, chromotypy,
chromoxylography, collotype, color printing, electronography,
electrostatic printing, graphic arts, gravure, halftone engraving,
history of printing, job printing, letterpress,
letterpress photoengraving, line engraving, lithography,
lithogravure, lithophotogravure, mimeograph, offset,
offset lithography, onset, palaeotypography, photo-offset,
photochemical process, photoengraving, photogelatin process,
photographic reproduction, photography, photolithography,
phototypography, phototypy, photozincography,
planographic printing, planography, printing, printmaking,
publication, publishing, relief printing, rotary photogravure,
rotogravure, sheetwork, stencil, three-color printing,
two-color printing, typolithography, wood-block printing,
xerography, xeroprinting, xylotypography, zincography
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Arranging the characters in a peice of text to make
it readable and appealing when displayed. Typography involves
selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line
spacing, letter spacing and kerning.
Type design concerns the appearance of individual characters.