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[loh-goh]
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noun, plural lo·gos.
  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).
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Origin of logo

by shortening of logotype or logogram

LOGO

[loh-goh]
noun Computers.
  1. a high-level programming language widely used to teach children how to use computers.
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Origin of LOGO

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

logo-

  1. 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).
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Also especially before a vowel, log-.
Compare -logic, -logue, -logy.

Origin of logo-

< Greek logo-, combining form of lógos logos
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Examples from the Web for logo

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  • Paciencia; logo, logo,” was his answer—“Patience; soon, soon we shall be there.

  • Besides, she generally called him 'Logo,' as all his friends did.

    The Diva's Ruby

    F. Marion Crawford

  • I told him that I would not do anything to make trouble between you and Logo.

    The Diva's Ruby

    F. Marion Crawford

  • So's Logo, for that matter, but she doesn't think a great deal of Greeks.

    The Diva's Ruby

    F. Marion Crawford

  • If the girl's the party, Logo beats the band for brass, that's all I can say!'

    The Diva's Ruby

    F. Marion Crawford


British Dictionary definitions for logo

logo

noun plural -os
  1. short for logotype (def. 2)
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logo-

combining form
  1. indicating word or speechlogogram
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Word Origin

from Greek; see logos
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Word Origin and History for logo

n.

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

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logo-

before vowels log-, word-forming element meaning "speech, word," from Greek logos "word" (see logos).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

logo in Medicine

logo-

pref.
  1. Word; speech:logoplegia.
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