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noun
  1. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea.
  2. A single formed character or symbol, usually representing a letter in a font; a graphic representation of a character.
  3. Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information.
  4. (architecture) A vertical groove.
Translations:
  • French: glyphe (Å�il typographique)
  • German: Glyphe
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, non-verbal symbol imparting information)
Etymology: First attested in 1727. From glyphe < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (gluphÄ) "carving" < (polytonic, ) (gluphÅ) "I carve, engrave"


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