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logogram

[law-guh-gram, log-uh-] /ˈlɔ gəˌgræm, ˈlɒg ə-/
noun
1.
a conventional, abbreviated symbol for a frequently recurring word or phrase, as the symbol & for the word and.
Also called logograph
[law-guh-graf, -grahf, log-uh-] /ˈlɔ gəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈlɒg ə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; logo- + -gram1
Related forms
logogrammatic
[law-guh-gruh-mat-ik, log-uh-] /ˌlɔ gə grəˈmæt ɪk, ˌlɒg ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
logogrammatically, adverb
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  • A hieroglyph used as a logogram defines the object of which it is an image.
British Dictionary definitions for logogram

logogram

/ˈlɒɡəˌɡræm/
noun
1.
a single symbol representing an entire morpheme, word, or phrase, as for example the symbol (%) meaning per cent
Derived Forms
logogrammatic (ˌlɒɡəɡrəˈmætɪk), logographic (ˌlɒɡəˈɡræfɪk), logographical, adjective
logogrammatically, logographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for logogram
n.

"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."

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