Digraph meaning

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(graph theory) A directed graph.
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In some programming languages, a digraph is two common keyboard characters used together that represent one symbol. For example, (* and *) have represented the curly braces { and }. A trigraph uses three characters such as ??- for a tilde ~. Digraphs and trigraphs are methods for ensuring symbols can be entered into source code from an abbreviated keyboard that has fewer keys than a full-size unit.
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(computing) A two-character sequence used to enter a single conceptual character.
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(linguistics) A pair of letters, especially a pair representing a single phoneme.
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The definition of a digraph is a combination of two letters that make one sound.

An example of a digraph is the combination of c and h in the word china.

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A pair of letters representing a single speech sound, such as the ph in pheasant or the ea in beat.
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A single character consisting of two letters run together and representing a single sound, such as Old English æ .
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A combination of two letters functioning as a unit to represent one sound (Ex.: read, bread, chin, graphic)
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Origin of digraph

  • Ancient Greek δίς (dis, “double”) + γράφω (graphō, “write”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Blend of directed and graph.

    From Wiktionary