Definition of word–sign
: a visual or tactile symbol or group of symbols representing a word: such as a : a single character used to represent a word in a regular system of writing : logogram the word-signs used in Egyptian hieroglyphic writing b : a stroke or simple character used in shorthand as a brief way of representing a word of frequent occurrence or a derivative of such a word c : a braille character of one cell or two cells that can stand for a whole word
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