- A written symbol representing an entire spoken word without expressing its pronunciation; for example, for 4 read “four” in English, “quattro” in Italian. noun …☝️ Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition (view on wordnik.com)
- A word-sign; a single written character, or a combination of characters regarded as a unit, representing a whole word. noun …☝️ Source: The Century Dictionary (view on wordnik.com)
- A versified puzzle containing synonyms of a number of words derived from a single word by recombining its letters, the solution depending upon the guessing of the derived words from the synonyms, and the discovery from the former of the original word. noun …☝️ Source: The Century Dictionary (view on wordnik.com)
- A word letter; a phonogram, that, for the sake of brevity, represents a word. Cf.
grammalogue. noun …☝️ Source: The GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (view on wordnik.com)
characteror symbolthat represents a wordor phrase(e.g. a character of the Chinese writing system). noun …☝️ Source: Wiktionary (view on wordnik.com)
graphical symbolrepresenting a concept or thing, as in roadside signs; a logo. noun …☝️ Source: Wiktionary (view on wordnik.com)
- a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation noun …☝️ Source: WordNet 3.0 (view on wordnik.com)
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- "sign or character representing a word," 1840, from Greek logos (see logos) + -gram. Generically, "any symbol representing graphically a product, idea, etc." is from 1966. The earliest use of the word (1820) is in the sense "logograph," but OED explains this as a substitute "for logograph, which in this sense is itself a mistake for logogriph."1820, 1840, 1966
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- Logogram In a written language, a logogram or logograph is a written character that represents a word or morpheme. Chinese characters are generally logograms, as are many hieroglyphic and cuneiform characters. The use of logograms in writing is called logography, and a writing system that is based on logograms is called a logography or logographic system. All known logographies have some phonetic component, generally based on the rebus principle.
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