pic·​to·​gram | \ ˈpik-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce pictogram (audio) \

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Before this week, the images the show proffered felt comfortingly anachronistic, with the pilgrim-like costumes and pictogram-only supermarkets. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Gilead in America," 20 June 2018 Once Sussman / Prejza came aboard, these ideas would be refined and repeated in signs, badges, pictograms, uniforms, merchandise, and event interiors with a more precise hierarchy of type, symbol, and color. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018 Mexico 68 oscillated, in its effects, between the modern and the folkloric, parabolas and papier-mache, pictograms and totems. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018 Certain icons are used with permission from Adrian, available at http://designmodo.com/linecons-free/. Entypo pictograms are by Daniel Bruce, available at http://www.entypo.com. Sunset, "Terms and Conditions of Use," 22 Jan. 2018 The first is a pictogram of James on the court with the Sixers' starters. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "A new billboard near The Q has the perfect response to those #PhillyWantsLeBron signs," 1 Mar. 2018 That means letters on signs must be a certain size, signs must be mounted at a specific height from the ground, letters and pictograms must contrast with their background and so on. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "The Rise of Indoor Navigation," 22 Dec. 2017 Emojis, colorful and playful pictograms that are available on a range of devices, have altered the way humans communicate with one other and have become a powerful force in pop culture, both online and off. Liam Stack, New York Times, "Apple’s New Emojis: Dinosaurs, Dumplings and ‘ILY’," 6 Oct. 2017 The Unicode Consortium, though, is more popularly known as the body that approves the emojis that go on to shape human communication, one glistening pictogram at a time. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Wouldn't It Be Nice to Have a Woman's Shoe Emoji That Isn't a Red Stiletto?," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pictogram

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pictogram

International Scientific Vocabulary picto- (from Latin pictus) + -gram

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The first known use of pictogram was in 1884

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