logogram

noun logo·gram \ ˈlȯ-gə-ˌgram , ˈlä- \

Definition of logogram

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

logogrammatic

play \ˌlȯ-gə-grə-ˈma-tik, ˌlä-\ adjective

First Known Use of logogram

1840

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