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

  • n. A symbol, such as one used in shorthand, that designates a particular phrase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A symbol that represents a phrase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A symbol for a phrase.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In phonography, a combination of short hand characters to represent a phrase or sentence.

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