noun, plural logos.
Also called logotype. a graphic representation or symbol of a company name, trademark, abbreviation, etc., often uniquely designed for ready recognition.
Printing. logotype ( def 1 ).

by shortening of logotype or logogram

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noun Computers.
a high-level programming language widely used to teach children how to use computers.

< Greek lógos word (see logos), spelled as if an acronym


a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “word,” “speech” (logography ); on this model, used in the formation of new compound words (logotype ).
Also, especially before a vowel, log-.
Compare -logic, -logue, -logy.

< Greek logo-, combining form of lógos logos

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logo (ˈləʊɡəʊ, ˈlɒɡ-)
n , pl -os
short for logotype

combining form
indicating word or speech: logogram
[from Greek; see logos]

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1937, probably a shortening of logogram "sign or character representing a word" (1840), from Gk. logos "word" + gram "what is written."
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logo- or log-
word; speech: logoplegia.

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LOGO definition

language, education
A Lisp-like language for teaching programming, noted for its "turtle graphics" used to draw geometric shapes. LOGO was developed in 1966-1968 by a group at Bolt, Beranek & Newman (now "BBN Technologies") headed by Wally Fuerzeig (who still works there in 2003) and including Seymour Papert .
There are Logo interpreters for Macintosh, Unix, IBM PC, X Window System, and many PCs. Implmentations include Berkeley Logo, MswLogo.

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Example sentences for logo
School caps are also made available to the students each branded with the school logo.
The central intelligence agency logo, for example, cannot be used without permission.
On the front is the logo of the game, and the inside shows a portrait of faith.
For example, the ult logo and motto must now be on all school publications.
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