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[loh-goh] /ˈloʊ goʊ/
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).
Origin of logo
by shortening of logotype or logogram


[loh-goh] /ˈloʊ goʊ/
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 Unabridged
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  • Ay, uncle; and one there is at home, who must be as anxiously looking for us, as logo is for his stable.

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

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
  • I told him that I would not do anything to make trouble between you and logo.

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

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for logo


/ˈləʊɡəʊ; ˈlɒɡ-/
noun (pl) -os
short for logotype (sense 2)


combining form
indicating word or speech: logogram
Word Origin
from Greek; see logos
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Word Origin and History for logo

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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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logo in Medicine

logo- or log-
Word; speech: logoplegia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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logo in Technology

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.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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