pictogram

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pictogram (plural pictograms)

  1. A picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration.

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Strictly speaking, a pictogram represents by illustration, an ideogram represents an idea, and a logogram represents a word: Chinese characters are all logograms, but few are pictograms or ideograms. Casually, pictogram is used to represent all of these: it is a picture representing some concept.

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pictogram n (plural pictogrammen, diminutive pictogrammetje n)

  1. pictogram
  2. (graphical user interface) icon

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