grapheme

Definitions of grapheme
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n a written symbol that is used to represent speech

Synonyms:
character, graphic symbol
Types:
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allograph
a variant form of a grapheme, as `m' or `M' or a handwritten version of that grapheme
check character
a character that is added to the end of a block of transmitted data and used to check the accuracy of the transmission
superior, superscript
a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
inferior, subscript
a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
ASCII character
any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers
ligature
character consisting of two or more letters combined into one
capital, capital letter, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase
one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
lower-case letter, lowercase, minuscule, small letter
the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
type
printed characters
percent sign, percentage sign
a sign (`%') used to indicate that the number preceding it should be understood as a proportion multiplied by 100
asterisk, star
a star-shaped character * used in printing
dagger, obelisk
a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
diesis, double dagger, double obelisk
a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet
the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
blank, space
a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
phonetic symbol
a written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound
mathematical symbol
a character that is used to indicates a mathematical relation or operation
rune, runic letter
any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages
pictograph
a graphic character used in picture writing
ideogram, ideograph
a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it
radical
a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
stenograph
a shorthand character
ASCII control character, control character
ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace; typed by depressing a key and the control key at the same time
small cap, small capital
a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
type family
a complete set of type suitable for printing text
case, face, font, fount, typeface
a specific size and style of type within a type family
ascender
a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters
descender
a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters
digram, digraph
two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')
initial
the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
A, a
the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
B, b
the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
C, c
the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
D, d
the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
E, e
the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
F, f
the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
G, g
the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
H, h
the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
I, i
the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
J, j
the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
K, k
the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
L, l
the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
M, m
the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
N, n
the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
O, o
the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
P, p
the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
Q, q
the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
R, r
the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet
S, s
the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
T, t
the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
U, u
the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet
V, v
the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
W, double-u, w
the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
X, ex, x
the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
Y, wye, y
the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Z, ezed, izzard, z, zed, zee
the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
alpha
the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
beta
the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
gamma
the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
delta
the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
epsilon
the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet
zeta
the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
eta
the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
theta
the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet
iota
the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
kappa
the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet
lambda
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
mu
the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet
nu
the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
xi
the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet
omicron
the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet
pi
the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
rho
the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
sigma
the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet
tau
the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
upsilon
the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet
phi
the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet
chi, khi
the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
psi
the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet
omega
the last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet
aleph
the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
beth
the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
gimel
the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
daleth
the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
he
the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
waw
the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
zayin
the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
heth
the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
teth
the 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
yodh
the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
kaph
the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
lamedh
the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
mem
the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
nun
the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
samekh
the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
ayin
the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
pe
the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
sadhe
the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
qoph
the 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
resh
the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
sin
the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
shin
the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
taw
the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
polyphone, polyphonic letter
a letter that has two or more pronunciations
block capital, block letter
a plain hand-drawn letter
thorn
a Germanic character of runic origin
logogram, logograph
a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation
vowel
a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel
consonant
a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
Type of:
printed symbol, written symbol
a written or printed symbol

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