grapheme


graph·eme

noun \ˈgra-ˌfēm\

Definition of GRAPHEME

1
:  a unit (as a letter or digraph) of a writing system
2
:  the set of units of a writing system (as letters and letter combinations) that represent a phoneme
gra·phe·mic \gra-ˈfē-mik\ adjective
gra·phe·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of GRAPHEME

-graph + -eme
First Known Use: 1932

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