American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Architecture A vertical groove, especially in a Doric column or frieze.
- n. A symbolic figure that is usually engraved or incised.
- n. A symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In sculpture and architecture, a groove or channel, usually vertical, intended as an ornament. See triglyph.
- n. A written or pictured character, sign, or symbol representing a word or an idea; an ideograph: as, the Mexican or Mayan glyphs.
- n. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea.
- n. Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information.
- n. typography, computing A visual representation of a letter, character, or symbol, in a specific font and style.
- n. architecture A vertical groove.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See triglyph.
- n. (Archæol.) A carved figure or character, incised or in relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph representing a form originally adopted for sculpture, whether carved or painted.
- Greek gluphē, carving, from gluphein, to carve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Be particularly wary of terms that are familiar to only a small segment of your customers, such as the term glyph to mean symbol.”
“Julian Sanchez … can to give an example of specifically why you believe a certain glyph is a specific letter. i.e. why is the seahorse an N. Otto”
“For example, when I visit Daring Fireball using Chrome, for some reason all of the left hand menu items disappear into a string of empty character symbols (the character you sometimes get in a font if a particular glyph is missing).”
“An early reference to food and the pleasure it brings can be found on a 12th century glyph from the Nuttall Codex.”
“Furthermore, clicking the Reset label glyph places the label at the middle edge of the structure, not the original label location.”
“One of the symbols recalls the ajaw glyph, which is both a calendrical day name and the word for king.”
“Brinton calls the glyph the "fish and oyster sign.”
“The tablix you designed is now displayed in the design surface like this: Product Category Key English Product Category Name Open the smart tags panel of the ReportViewer1 control by clicking the smart-tag glyph on the top right corner.”
“A glyph is the label, and the image triggered in your mind by that word or label which you abstracted from experience.”
“So we're really looking at a general glyph, which is a complex graphical object whose features (sizes, lengths, angles, colors, etc.) correspond to data.”
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