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logograph (LO-guh-graf, LOG-uh-) noun

A written symbol representing an entire spoken word without expressing its pronunciation; for example, for 4 read "four" in English, "quattro" in Italian. Also called ideogram, logogram.

"We also chose such simple characters in order to reduce the difference in visual complexity between the logographs and lower-case letters." Green, David W., et al, Are visual search procedures adapted to the nature of the script?, British Journal of Psychology, 1 May 1996.

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