[kar-ik-tuh-ree, -tree]


the use of characters or symbols for the expression of meaning.
characters or symbols collectively.

Origin of charactery

First recorded in 1580–90; character + -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -teries archaic

the use of symbols to express thoughts
the group of symbols so used
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