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charactery

[kar-ik-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˈkær ɪk tə ri, -tri/
noun
1.
the use of characters or symbols for the expression of meaning.
2.
characters or symbols collectively.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; character + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for charactery

charactery

/ˈkærɪktərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (archaic) (pl) -teries
1.
the use of symbols to express thoughts
2.
the group of symbols so used
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