[pik-tuh-gram] /ˈpɪk təˌgræm/

another word for pictograph

1910, from stem of Latin pictus “painted,” past participle of pingere “to paint” (see paint (v.)) + -gram.
(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.


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