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Braille Explained

braille at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Braille at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1853, from Louis Braille (1809-52), Fr. musician and teacher, blind from age 3, who devised it c.1830. ///

braille at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Louis Braille]// a form of printing for blind people, with raised parts that they can read by touching the paper with their fingers//

braille at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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braille at German => English Of Explained:


Braille at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

French educator who developed the Braille system of printing and writing for the blind. Himself blinded at the age of 3 in an accident, he went to Paris in 1819 to attend the National Institute for Blind Children, and from 1826 he taught there. Braille adapted a method created by Charles Barbier to develop his own simplified system.

Universal system of writing and printing for the blind. L. Braille invented the system in 1824. Characters embossed on paper are read by passing the fingers lightly over the manuscript. The system is based on a matrix of six dots arranged in two columns of three. The 63 combinations possible in this framework stand for letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and common words like and and the. A Braille code for English was not adopted until 1932. Modifications also exist for other languages, for mathematical and technical material, and for musical notation. Braille may be handwritten--from right to left--using a stylus to press dots into a piece of paper between hinged metal plates; when the sheet is turned over, the dots face up and are read from left to right. Braille typewriters and electric embossing machines are also used.

Braille at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "Braille":
Boston type, New York point, Optacon, Pathsounder, Seeing Eye dog,
Visotoner, cane, embosser, guide dog, high-speed embosser,
line letter, noctograph, optophone, personal sonar, sensory aid,
sight-saver type, string alphabet, talking book,
ultrasonic spectacles, visagraph, writing frame, writing stamps

braille at Dutch => English Of Explained:

braille [brɑjə]
Braille, braille

Braille at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also braille) noun
[U] a system of printing for blind people in which the letters of the alphabet and the numbers are printed as raised dots that can be read by touching them:
All the exhibits are labelled in Braille.

Braille at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Braille \Braille\, n.
A system of printing or writing for the blind in which the
characters are represented by tangible points or dots. It was
invented by Louis Braille, a French teacher of the blind.

Braille at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and
who invented a system of writing and printing for
sightless people (1809-152) [syn: {Louis Braille}]
2: a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots
represent letters and numerals
v : transcribe in Braille

Braille at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » braille|braillé


Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Category: w - :Louis Braille|Louis Braille


    Inter: en-proper nou » n
    1. braille


      Inter: en-adj » -

  • braille

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    Inter: nl-noun » n|-|-
  • Inter: l » en|Braille

  • Translation: af » Braille
    Translation: et » Braille
    Translation: fr » Braille
    Translation: id » Braille
    Translation: kn » Braille
    Translation: ms » Braille
    Translation: pl » Braille
    Translation: zh » Braille

    braille at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Braille|braillé


    Alternative forms

    * Braille


    * Inter: rhymes » eɪl


    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A system of writing invented by Category: w - :Louis Braille|Louis Braille, in which letters and some combinations of letters are represented by raised dots arranged in three rows of two dots each and are read by the blind and partially sighted using the fingertips.

    Usage notes

    The Braille Authority of North America recommends using lower-case braille for the script, and reserve capital Braille for the man. However, the script is commonly capitalized as well.

    Derived terms

    * braillewriter


    Inter: trans-top » system of writing using raised dots
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|braille|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|盲文|tr=mángwén|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|點字|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|点字|tr=diǎnzì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|凸字|tr=tūzì|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|punktskrift|c
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Brajlo
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sokeainkirjoitus, Inter: t+ » fi|pistekirjoitus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|braille|m, Inter: t+ » fr|Braille|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Brailleschrift|f, Inter: t+ » de|Blindenschrift|f
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|κώδικας Μπράιγ|m|tr=kódikas Bráig

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|כתב בריל|m|tr=ktav brail
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|blindraletur|n
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|点字|tr=てんじ, tenji, Inter: t- » ja|ブライユ点字|tr=ブライユてんじ, Buraiyu tenji
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|점자|tr=jeomja|sc=Hang
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|braile|c, Inter: t+ » pt|braille|c
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|азбука Брайля|f|tr=ázbuka Brájlja, Inter: t- » ru|система Брайля|f|tr=sistéma Brájlja, Inter: t- » ru|брайль|m|tr=brajl'
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|braille|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Brailleskrift, Inter: t- » sv|punktskrift
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|bleinanatonatem

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Of, relating to or written in braille.

    External links

    * Inter: pedialit » e


    * liberal, Liberal

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    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » brailler||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » brailler||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » brailler||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » brailler||3|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    4. Inter: conjugation of » brailler||2|s|imp|lang=fr


      * bâiller, libéral


    Proper noun

    Inter: es-proper noun » m
  • Braille

  • Translation: fr » braille
    Translation: id » braille
    Translation: kn » braille
    Translation: mg » braille
    Translation: nl » braille
    Translation: pt » braille
    Translation: ru » braille
    Translation: ta » braille
    Translation: vi » braille
    Translation: zh » braille

    braillé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » braille|Braille



    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=braille
  • Inter: past participle of » brailler|lang=fr|sort=braille


    * bâiller
    • libéral

    Translation: fr » braillé