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pictogram

[pik-tuh-gram] /ˈpɪk təˌgræm/
noun
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < Latin pict(us) painted (see picture) + -o- + -gram1
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Examples from the web for pictogram
  • pictograms shall be accompanied by the equivalent verbal description placed below the pictogram.
  • Each participant was asked the meaning of each symbol or pictogram.
  • pictograms shall be accompanied by the equivalent verbal description placed directly below the pictogram.
  • Only a few employ a clock-face pictogram to show the period of time one should stay out of the treated premises.
  • There are dots at the four corners of the pictogram as reference points, marking the outlines of the rectangle.
British Dictionary definitions for pictogram

pictogram

/ˈpɪktəˌɡræm/
noun
1.
another word for pictograph
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Word Origin and History for pictogram
n.

1910, from stem of Latin pictus "painted," past participle of pingere "to paint" (see paint (v.)) + -gram.

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pictogram in Technology
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(Or "pictograph") A symbol which is a picture that represents an object or concept, e.g. a picture of an envelope used to represent an e-mail message.
Pictograms are common in everyday life, e.g. signs in public places or roads, whereas the term "icon" is specific to interfaces on computers or other electronic devices.
Compare: ideogram.
(2005-04-05)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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