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pictogram

<text> (Or "pictograph") A symbol which is a picture that represents an object or concept, e.g. a picture of an envelope used to represent an e-mail message.

Pictograms are common in everyday life, e.g. signs in public places or roads, whereas the term "icon" is specific to interfaces on computers or other electronic devices.

Compare: ideogram.

(2005-04-05)

 


Nearby terms: PICS PICT PicTeX pictogram pictograph Pictorial Janus picture
 

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