grapheme

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noun graph·eme \ˈgra-ˌfēm\

Definition of grapheme

  1. 1 :  a unit (such as a letter or digraph) of a writing system

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1932

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