Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A letter of an alphabet.
  • noun All of the letters and letter combinations that represent a phoneme, as f, ph, and gh for the phoneme /f/.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Linguistics) a written symbol that is used to represent speech.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fundamental unit of a writing system corresponding to letters in the English alphabet.
  • noun In alphabetic writing, the shortest group of letters composing a phoneme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a written symbol that is used to represent speech

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[graph + –eme.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek γράφω (graphō, "write") + -eme.

Examples

  • And the discovery of grapheme is one of those stories that makes you feel like you and I could do physics ...

    Geim, Novoselov Win Nobel Prize In Physics

  • The proponents of the hardwired-newborns view of how we organize recognition tend to point to the inferior temporal gyrus and the fusiform gyrus (also active in grapheme/color synesthesia!), a "small patch of right-brain tissue just behind the ear", as the place that holds the key to our ability to recognize things.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The proponents of the hardwired-newborns view of how we organize recognition tend to point to the inferior temporal gyrus and the fusiform gyrus (also active in grapheme/color synesthesia!), a "small patch of right-brain tissue just behind the ear", as the place that holds the key to our ability to recognize things.

    The Shapes of Things We See

  • The more common the digit, the more radiant the color in grapheme color synaesthesia

    September 18th, 2007

  • "One of the most common variants is called grapheme-colour synaesthesia," says Dr Simner.

    Red Ice Creations

  • 'grapheme', e-acute (which is usually displayed 'é') can be represented either as the single code point

    Planet Lisp

  • A comparison of English and Greek in relation to their regularity has indicated that English is a language with deep orthography, where phoneme-grapheme correspondence is not consistent.

    Reading Development in Two Different Contexts:the Case of the English-greek Bilingual Children in UK and in Cyprus « Articles « Literacy News

  • The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for "groundbreaking experiments" with grapheme, a new material expected to play a large role in electronics.

    World Watch

  • Experiments with grapheme, a flake of carbon that is only one atom thick, could lead to the development of new material and "the manufacture of innovative electronics," including faster computers, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

    World Watch

  • On the other hand, Greek is a language with regular orthography, where phoneme-grapheme correspondence is consistent.

    Reading Development in Two Different Contexts:the Case of the English-greek Bilingual Children in UK and in Cyprus « Articles « Literacy News

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