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Meaning of grapheme

graph•eme

Pronunciation: (graf'ēm), [key]
— n. Ling.
  1. a minimal unit of a writing system.
  2. a unit of a writing system consisting of all the written symbols or sequences of written symbols that are used to represent a single phoneme.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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