Definition of Grapheme

1. Noun. A written symbol that is used to represent speech. "The Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Definition of Grapheme

1. Noun. A fundamental unit of a writing system corresponding to letters in the English alphabet. ¹

2. Noun. In alphabetic writing, the shortest group of letters composing a phoneme. ¹

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Definition of Grapheme

1. a unit of a writing system [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grapheme

graph antihole
graph hole
graph paper
graph papers
graph state
graph theorist
graph theorists
graph theory
graph toughness
grapheme (current term)
graphene layer
graphic aphasia
graphic art
graphic artist
graphic formula
graphic novel

Literary usage of Grapheme

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"There is frequent use of the double grapheme FF- in the latter half of the thirteenth century and during the fourteenth century in a number of documents ..."

2. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"grapheme The written symbol used to represent a phoneme. It may be composed of one or more letters, and the same grapheme may represent more than one ..."

3. Literary Disorders: Holistic Diagnosis and Remediation by Ula C. Manzo, Anthony V. Manzo (1993)
"... day, generalizations without strict phoneme- sweet, soap grapheme correspondence; spelled by applying rules of sound-letter correspondence Irregular ..."

4. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1893)
"or uneven surfaces to be covered, either the fluid or the resistance is too great. In this instrument such is not the case. Phonograph and Micro-grapheme. ..."

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