Linguis. a class consisting of all the allographs representing a given unit of a writing system, or all those representing a given phoneme
Origin of graphemegraph, a spelling, occurrence of an allograph (; from -graph) + -eme
- A letter of an alphabet.
- All of the letters and letter combinations that represent a phoneme, as f, ph, and gh for the phoneme /f/.
Origin of graphemegraph2 + –eme.
From Ancient Greek γράφω (graphō, “write”) + -eme.