logogram [ law-g uh-gram, log- uh-] Word Origin a conventional, abbreviated symbol for a frequently recurring word or phrase, as the symbol & for the word and. Also called log·o·graph . [ law-g uh-graf, -grahf, log- uh-] /ˈlɔ gəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈlɒg ə-/ Origin of logogram
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-gram 1 Related forms log·o·gram·mat·ic , [law-g uh-gr uh- mat-ik, log- uh-] /ˌlɔ gə grəˈmæt ɪk, ˌlɒg ə-/ adjective log·o·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for logogram logogram logograph ( ˈlɒɡəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) a single symbol representing an entire morpheme, word, or phrase, as for example the symbol (%) meaning per cent Derived Forms logogrammatic ( ˌlɒɡəɡrəˈmætɪk), logographic ( ˌlɒɡəˈɡræfɪk) or logographical, adjective logogrammatically or logographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for logogram n.
"sign or character representing a word," 1840, from Greek
logos (see logos) + -gram. Generically, "any symbol representing graphically a product, idea, etc." is from 1966. The earliest use of the word (1820) is in the sense "logograph," but OED explains this as a substitute "for logograph, which in this sense is itself a mistake for logogriph."
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