a minimal unit of a writing system.
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.
- gra·phe·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use grapheme in a sentence
Since 2002, some fMRI investigations of grapheme-color synesthesia—the most widely studied kind—have shown that graphemes stimulate the V4 region of the brain.The Beauty of Crossed Brain Wires - Issue 104: Harmony | Sidney Perkowitz | August 18, 2021 | Nautilus
This is consistent with a model where the regions of the brain that analyze graphemes and that deal with color are somehow hyper-connected to create a synesthetic event.The Beauty of Crossed Brain Wires - Issue 104: Harmony | Sidney Perkowitz | August 18, 2021 | Nautilus
British Dictionary definitions for grapheme
linguistics one of a set of orthographic symbols (letters or combinations of letters) in a given language that serve to distinguish one word from another and usually correspond to or represent phonemes, e.g. the f in fun, the ph in phantom, and the gh in laugh
- graphemically, adverb
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