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British spelling

Definition:

the generally accepted spelling of English words in Britain and, for the most part, in commonwealth countries like Canada and Australia

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

British spellings

Original source:

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

American and British English spelling differences

One of the ways in which American English and British English differ is in spelling. In the early 18th century, English spelling was not standardised. Differences became noticeable after the publishing of influential dictionaries. Today's British... (36 of 14513 words, pronunciations, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/American and British English spelling differences

Wiktionary:

British spelling | British spellings [plural] | British English spelling [synonym, sense-specific]

[countable] The preferred manner of English spelling in most former British colonies, originally from Britain, contrasted with the preferences in Canada and the USA. | [countable] Such a spelling. (28 of 29 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/British spelling

Collins Dictionary:

spelling | spell | under a spell [sense-specific] | spell a paddock [sense-specific] | orthography [synonym, sense-specific] | fascination [synonym, sense-specific] | trance [synonym, sense-specific] | spellable [adjective, derived]

the act or process of writing words by using the letters conventionally accepted for their formation; orthography | the art or study of orthography | ... (23 of 722 words, 17 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spelling

Merriam-Webster:

spelling | orthography [synonym, sense-specific]

the forming of words from letters according to accepted usage; "orthography" | a sequence of letters composing a word ; the way in which a word is ... (26 of 79 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/spelling

Oxford Dictionary:

spelling

the process or activity of writing or naming the letters of a word | the way a word is spelled | a person's ability to spell words (25 of 77 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/spelling

Cambridge Dictionary:

spelling

forming words with the correct letters in the correct order, or the ability to do this | the way a particular word is spelt (23 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/spelling

Macmillan British Dictionary:

spelling | spellings [plural]

[uncountable] the ability to spell | [countable] the correct way of writing a word (13 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/spelling

American Heritage Dictionary:

spelling

The forming of words with letters in an accepted order; orthography. | The art or study of orthography. | The way in which a word is spelled. (25 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spelling

Random House Dictionary:

spelling

the manner in which words are spelled; orthography. | a group of letters representing a word. | the act of a speller. (20 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/spelling

New World Dictionary:

spelling

the act of one who spells words | the way in which a word is spelled; orthography (16 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spelling

Encarta Dictionary:

spelling | spellings [plural]

the ability to spell words correctly | the forming of words with letters in a conventionally accepted order (often used before a noun) | an example of ... (25 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711539​/definition​.html  [offline]

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