pictogram

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A knife-and-fork pictogram is used in North American highway signage to represent a food vendor.

EtymologyEdit

picture +‎ -gram.

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NounEdit

pictogram (plural pictograms)

  1. A picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration.
    Synonyms: pictograph, hieroglyph
    Coordinate terms: ideogram, logogram

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Strictly speaking, a pictogram represents by illustration, an ideogram represents an idea, and a logogram represents a word. Casually, pictogram is used to represent all of these: it is a picture representing some concept.

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NounEdit

pictogram n (plural pictogrammen, diminutive pictogrammetje n)

  1. pictogram
  2. (graphical user interface) icon

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