Scottish Sensory Centre Braille Competency Glossary
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Defnitions of terms
Abbreviation - another word for a shortform.
Simple Sign - a sign occupying one cell only.
Composite sign - a sign occupying two or more cells.
Upper sign - a sign containing dot 1, or dot 4, or both.
Lower sign - a sign containing neither dot 1 nor dot 4.
Contraction - a sign expressing a word, or two or more letters which form part of a word.
Wordsign - a sign expressing a whole word.
Groupsign - a contraction which represents a group of letters.
Shortform - a contraction consisting of a word specially abbreviated in braille.