from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The use of logotypes in design and printing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of logographs in writing.
  • n. The use of logotypes in design and printing.
  • n. A method of longhand reporting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A method of printing in which whole words or syllables, cast as single types, are used.
  • n. A mode of reporting speeches without using shorthand, -- a number of reporters, each in succession, taking down three or four words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A method of printing in which short words of frequent occurrence, roots, prefixes, suffixes, etc., are cast on single types, called logotypes.
  • n. A method of reporting speeches word for word without the use of stenography, tried in the French National Assembly for two years, 1790–92.


logo- + -graphy (Wiktionary)


  • Morris adds that he wishes “that Truss had devoted a few pages to taking on the usage czars of American academe -- particularly those at the Modern Language Association and University of Chicago Press, whose anti-capital, anti-hyphen, anti-italic stylebooks seek to return modern logography to the uniformity of ancient papyri”.

    Archive 2004-07-01

  • All the beauty, dignity, and glory of English logography seem to be his: he marshals an array of adjectives and phrases which seem all of the blood royal of our munificent mother tongue.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy


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