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NOUN (2)

1. French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852);
[syn: Braille, Louis Braille]

2. a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals;


VERB (1)

1. transcribe in braille;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Braille \Braille\, n. A system of printing or writing for the blind in which the characters and numerals are represented by patterns of raised tangible points or dots. It was invented by Louis Braille, a French teacher of the blind. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

braille \braille\ v. 1. to transcribe in Braille. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Braille 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 (1809-1852) [syn: Braille, Louis Braille] 2: a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals v 1: transcribe in braille
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

braille /breyl/ (Often capitalised) A class of writing systems, intended for use by blind and low-vision users, which express glyphs as raised dots. Currently employed braille standards use eight dots per cell, where a cell is a glyph-space two dots across by four dots high; most glyphs use only the top six dots. Braille was developed by Louis Braille (pronounced /looy bray/) in France in the 1820s. Braille systems for most languages can be fairly trivially converted to and from the usual script. Braille has several totally coincidental parallels with digital computing: it is binary, it is based on groups of eight bits/dots and its development began in the 1820s, at the same time Charles Babbage proposed the Difference Engine. Computers output Braille on braille displays and braille printers for hard copy. British Royal National Institute for the Blind (http://rnib.org.uk/wesupply/fctsheet/braille.htm). (1998-10-19)