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-glyph(word root) carving
Examples of words with the root -glyph: hieroglyph
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1. Architecture A vertical groove, especially in a Doric column or frieze.
2. A symbolic figure that is usually engraved or incised.
3. A symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally.
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1. (Architecture) a carved channel or groove, esp a vertical one as used on a Doric frieze
2. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) rare another word for hieroglyphic
3. (Computer Science) any computer-generated character regarded in terms of its shape and bit pattern
[C18: from French glyphe, from Greek gluphē carving, from gluphein to carve]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a pictograph or hieroglyph.
2. a sculptured figure or relief carving.
3. an ornamental vertical channel or groove, esp. in Doric architecture.
4. any symbol bearing information nonverbally, as a crossed-out cigarette on a no-smoking sign.
[1720–30; < Greek glyph(ḗ) carving, derivative of glýphein to hollow out]
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