from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A method of writing or printing for the blind in which combinations of tangible dots or points are used to represent alphabetical letters.

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

  • verb to transcribe in Braille.

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

  • noun A system of writing invented by Louis Braille, in which letters and some combinations of letters are represented by raised dots arranged in three rows of two dots each and are read by the blind and partially sighted using the fingertips.
  • adjective Of, relating to or written in braille.

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

  • noun French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)
  • noun a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals
  • verb transcribe in braille


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  • JM is sure he could learn braille once he got a feel for it.

    May 31, 2011