grapheme definition by Webster's New World
Linguis. a class consisting of all the allographs representing a given unit of a writing system, or all those representing a given phoneme
Origin: graph, a spelling, occurrence of an allograph (; from -graph) plush -eme
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- graphemic adjective
grapheme definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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: graph2 + -eme.
- gra·pheˈmic adjective
- gra·pheˈmi·cal·ly adverb