spelling reform

spelling reform
noun
: a movement to modify conventional spelling so as to lessen or remove the differences between the orthography and the pronunciation of words — compare reformed spelling

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an attempt to change the spelling of English words to make it conform more closely to pronunciation.
[1870-75]

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spelling reform,
regulation of the spelling of the words of a language according to systematic principles, to secure greater uniformity or simplicity or a more satisfactory representation of the sound of the spoken words.

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