allograph

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noun al·lo·graph \ˈa-lə-ˌgraf\

Definition of allograph

  1. 1 :  a letter of an alphabet in a particular shape (as A or a)

  2. 2 :  a letter or combination of letters that is one of several ways of representing one phoneme (as pp in hopping representing the phoneme \p\)

allographic

play \ˌa-lə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

1951

First Known Use of allograph

1951


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