charactery

charactery

[kar-ik-tuh-ree, -tree]
noun
1.
the use of characters or symbols for the expression of meaning.
2.
characters or symbols collectively.

Origin:
1580–90; character + -y3

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charactery (ˈkærɪktərɪ, -trɪ)
 
n , pl -teries
1.  the use of symbols to express thoughts
2.  the group of symbols so used

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