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logos

[loh-gos, -gohs, log-os] /ˈloʊ gɒs, -goʊs, ˈlɒg ɒs/
noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) Philosophy. the rational principle that governs and develops the universe.
2.
Theology. the divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:1–14.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Greek lógos a word, saying, speech, discourse, thought, proportion, ratio, reckoning, akin to légein to choose, gather, recount, tell over, speak; cf. lection

logo

[loh-goh] /ˈloʊ goʊ/
noun, plural logos.
1.
Also called logotype. a graphic representation or symbol of a company name, trademark, abbreviation, etc., often uniquely designed for ready recognition.
2.
Printing. logotype (def 1).
Origin
by shortening of logotype or logogram

LOGO

[loh-goh] /ˈloʊ goʊ/
noun, Computers.
1.
a high-level programming language widely used to teach children how to use computers.
Origin
< Greek lógos word (see logos), spelled as if an acronym
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Examples from the web for logos
  • Forward-thinking companies are starting to figure out ways to convert their logos to tools of engagement.
  • They can identify several hundred company logos though.
  • In the fast food condition, these were fast food logos.
  • For a surprising number of people these productive pursuits involve worrying about companies' logos.
  • The protest movement is appropriating the names and logos of corporate-owned publications.
  • As reductive as this may seem, these kinds of messages-whether in the form of logos or slogans or colors or songs-are effective.
  • Bottles with script logos have more value than those with block lettering.
  • Many of them are topped with the corporate logos of the world's biggest companies.
  • It costs real money to change logos, marketing materials and building signs.
  • But for many designers, creating symbols or logos is simply a profitable business.
British Dictionary definitions for logos

logos

/ˈlɒɡɒs/
noun
1.
(philosophy) reason or the rational principle expressed in words and things, argument, or justification; esp personified as the source of order in the universe
Word Origin
C16: from Greek: word, reason, discourse, from legein to speak

Logos

/ˈlɒɡɒs/
noun
1.
(Christian theol) the divine Word; the second person of the Trinity incarnate in the person of Jesus

logo

/ˈləʊɡəʊ; ˈlɒɡ-/
noun (pl) -os
1.
short for logotype (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for logos
n.

1580s, Logos, "the divine Word, second person of the Christian Trinity," from Greek logos "word, speech, discourse," also "reason," from PIE root *leg- "to collect" (with derivatives meaning "to speak," on notion of "to pick out words;" see lecture (n.)); used by Neo-Platonists in various metaphysical and theological senses and picked up by New Testament writers.

Other English formations from logos include logolatry "worship of words, unreasonable regard for words or verbal truth" (1810 in Coleridge); logomania (1870); logophobia (1923).

logo

n.

1937, probably a shortening of logogram "sign or character representing a word."

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Related Abbreviations for logos

logo

logotype
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