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The eighteen stylized (sense 2) symbols representing the standard therbligs. The therblig for "search" consists of two intersecting curves representing an eye, with a third curve in one corner suggesting looking sideways in searching, whereas the therblig for "find" shows a similar two curves, but with a central circle suggesting that the eye is looking directly at a found object.

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Etymology

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style +‎ -ize. Probably from German stilisieren.

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stylize (third-person singular simple present stylizes, present participle stylizing, simple past and past participle stylized)

  1. (transitive) To represent (someone or something) in a particular style.
  2. (transitive) To represent (someone or something) abstractly in a conventional manner, commonly fancifully symbolic, to identify a particular item, by omitting most of the detail that is not unique to the item in question.

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