| Definition -
A writing system that consists of a set of symbols where:
(1) There is one distinct symbol for each possible syllable.
(2) Each syllable's sign has no systematic graphical similarity to the other signs.
(3) The symbols usually represent a consonant followed by a vowel.
The Japanese Katakana writing system is a syllabary.
To the left is the modern letter;
its original Chinese form is on the right.