Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a written symbol that is used to represent speech.

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

  • n. a written symbol that is used to represent speech

Etymologies

graph2 + -eme.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek γράφω (graphō, "write") + -eme. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.