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pictogram


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An iconic sign in the form of a simplified pictorial representation of an object, signifying a closely associated concept: for instance, the stylized silhouette of a man normally used to signify a public toilet for males. Such a sign would signify as intended only to those familiar with the textual and/or social codes on which it draws, when located in a relevant context. See alsowriting systems.

Subjects: Media Studies.


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