logogram

noun
logo·​gram | \ ˈlȯ-gə-ˌgram How to pronounce logogram (audio) , ˈlä- \

Definition of logogram

: a letter, symbol, or sign used to represent an entire word the ampersand and dollar sign are logograms

Other Words from logogram

logogrammatic \ ˌlȯ-​gə-​grə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce logogram (audio) , ˌlä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of logogram

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Logogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logogram. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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