Definitions for "Writing system"
A set of characters and the basic rules for their use in creating a visual depiction of language. Writing systems may differ in the direction in which their characters and lines run, the size of the character set used, and the context sensitivity of character selection. Writing systems include Roman, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew See also: script system, language, region
a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
a means of expressing thought through written symbols