phoneme

Definitions

Computing

  • noun one small meaningful sound, several of which may make up a spoken word

Electronics

  • For a given natural language, one speech sound within the complete set. Each of these sounds, such as p in pat and b in bat, and help distinguish different words. Used, for instance, in speech recognition and synthetic speech systems.

Media Studies

  • noun a basic unit of sound within a language, usually represented by a single letter in languages using the roman alphabet
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