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

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picture +‎ -gram.

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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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A pictogram represents by illustration a word or idea. An ideogram represents only an idea, and a logogram represents only a word.

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pictogram n (plural pictogrammen, diminutive pictogrammetje n)

  1. pictogram
  2. (graphical user interface) icon

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