Define: Typography

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Definition: Typography

Quick Summary of Typography

Study of the design of typefaces, and the way in which the type is laid out on a page to best achieve the desired visual effect and to best convey the meaning of the reading matter.

What is the dictionary definition of Typography?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The art or practice of setting and arranging type; typesetting.
  2. The practise or process of printing with type.
  3. The appearance and style of typeset matter.


Synonyms For Typography

typeface, printing, composition, letterpress, printing office

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Typography. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 05, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Typography. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 05, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Typography. Retrieved April 05, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Typography are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 13th January, 2020