grapheme

noun graph·eme \ ˈgra-ˌfēm \

Definition of grapheme

1 : a unit (such as a letter or digraph) of a writing system
2 : the set of units of a writing system (such as letters and letter combinations) that represent a phoneme

graphemic

play \gra-ˈfē-mik\ adjective

graphemically

play \gra-ˈfē-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of grapheme

-graph + -eme


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