A letter is a grapheme in an alphabetic system of writing, such as the Greek alphabet and its descendants. Letters compose phonemes and each phoneme represents a phone (sound) in the spoken form of the language.
Written signs in other writing systems are best called syllabograms (which denote a syllable) or logograms (which denote a word or phrase).
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... The average distribution of letters or the relative frequency of each letters occurrence in text in a given language can be obtained analyzing large amounts of representative text ... Letterfrequencies vary in different types of writing ... In English, the most frequently appearing ten lettersare e, t, a, o, i, n, s, h, r, and d, in that order, with the lettere appearing about 13% of the time ...
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“To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.”
—Marcus Tullius Cicero (10643 B.C.)