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A sign or character representing a word or phrase, such as those used in shorthand and some writing systems.
symbol, mark, cipher, letter, character, numeral, figure, type, code, hieroglyphView synonyms
- ‘The history of writing systems progresses from pictorial representations, to logograms, and eventually to the alphabet.’
- ‘In his later paintings he used quasi-Oriental calligraphic forms that he called logograms.’
- ‘Logotypes and logograms push typography in the direction of hieroglyphics, which tend to be looked at rather than read.’
- ‘A pictogram that stands for a specific idea or meaning is an ideogram; one that stands for an individual word is a logogram.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek logos word + -gram.
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