Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

A letter may refer to any of the following:

The letter 'A'

1. A letter is any character that is not considered a number or symbol. For example, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, and z are all lowercase letters in the English language and letter keys on the keyboard. In the image to the right is an example of the uppercase letter 'A'.

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2. A letter is another name for a paper format. See the A4 definition for further information on this term.

3. Lettering is the process of inscribing letters onto or into something. For example, inscribing letters into wood or embroidery letters are both examples of lettering.

4. A letter describes a message from one person to one or more other people. On a computer, a letter can be written in any text editor but is often created in a word processor.

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