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EtymologyEdit

writing +‎ system

NounEdit

writing system (plural writing systems)

  1. (linguistics) A system for writing one or more languages; a particular alphabetic, syllabic, logographic, or other scheme. For example, the Latin alphabet or the Cyrillic alphabet.
  2. (linguistics, specifically) The basic type of a system for writing languages. For example, alphabetic writing or logographic writing.

SynonymsEdit

  • (system for writing one or more languages) script

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ReferencesEdit

  • Florian Coulmas ed. (1999), sv “writing system” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems. Blackwell Publishing (Blackwell Reference Online, accessed 2013-02-08).