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chirography

Line breaks: chir|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /kʌɪˈrɒɡrəfi
 
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Definition of chirography in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Handwriting, especially as distinct from typography.
Example sentences
  • It does, indeed contribute to render spoken discourse more effective, but so does elegant chirography or clear typography improve the effectiveness of written thought.
  • The picturesque, to be sure, is equally deficient in his chirography and in his poetical productions.
  • As can be seen, even the adequate classification of chirography in relation to other picture signs, or other tracings on surfaces, remains a task for the future.

Derivatives

chirographic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In Orality and Literacy, Ong is careful to trace distinctions between oral, chirographic, manuscript, and print culture.
  • That is, all knowledge is mediated via either typographic or chirographic words on a page, or even on a screen.
  • As Caesar complains, a move to a chirographic culture changes how that culture views and uses memory.

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