logogram

[ law-guh-gram, log-uh- ]
/ ˈlɔ gəˌgræm, ˈlɒg ə- /

noun

a conventional, abbreviated symbol for a frequently recurring word or phrase, as the symbol & for the word and.Also called log·o·graph [law-guh-graf, -grahf, log-uh-] /ˈlɔ gəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈlɒg ə-/.

Origin of logogram

First recorded in 1810–20; logo- + -gram1

Related forms

log·o·gram·mat·ic [law-guh-gruh-mat-ik, log-uh-] /ˌlɔ gə grəˈmæt ɪk, ˌlɒg ə-/, adjectivelog·o·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for logogram

logogram

logograph (ˈlɒɡəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)

/ (ˈlɒɡəˌɡræm) /

noun

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, adjectivelogogrammatically or logographically, adverb
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