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grapheme

(grăf′ēm)
1. A letter of an alphabet.
2. The smallest element in a writing system.
3. A written symbol or group of symbols used to represent a single sound.
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The Glyph technology is designed to harness the biology of the lymphatic system and the endogenous trafficking of compounds through this network to develop novel drugs that bypass first-pass metabolism, improve oral bioavailability, and significantly lower the risk of liver toxicity.
But the presence of what is arguably a cartouche around the glyph strongly suggests that it is a year rather than a day, which generally lack cartouches (Umberger 1979).
Glyph Training For subjects who were assigned to glyph training, baseline conditional discriminations AB and BC were established with 20 three-member glyph sets, designated 78, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-20, 21-22, 23-24, and 25-26.
Avegant says the Glyph that will ship this year will be smaller and lighter than current test versions.
Computers help designers experiment, manage different versions, and maintain a database of relevant glyphs.
Measuring 50ft in diameter and weighing over three tonnes, the Glyph was one of the largest and brightest man-made structures to ever fly over a capital city.
The glyph below shows one of the eight Heh gods who hold up the sky.
Though presented in a fairly naturalistic style, these glyphs infuse Maya art with a profoundly symbolic quality that also renders it largely opaque to the uninitiated.
When you hold that glyph up to a web camera you see on the screen a reflection of that book.
Stanley Guenter, a graduate student and specialist in Mayan glyphs at Southern Methodist University (SMU), analyzed the writing and noted similarities in style, chronology, and texts to the material in the museums.
But it is also possible that this glyph designates an entity, a concept and even perhaps a word or a syllable with no strong link with local flora; in that case, the niu sign could have been engraved on tablets long after the disappearance of the Paschalococos.
After critically successful books such as Erasure (Hyperion, 2002), Glyph (Graywolf, 1999), Watershed (Beacon, 2003), and American Desert (Hyperion, 2004), it was time for the wizard of wit and irony to create an excellent collection of a dozen ingenious and humorous short stories, Damned If I Do, capable of mesmerizing the reader.