Logography

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Logography A method of printing in which whole words or syllables, cast as single types, are used.
    • Logography A mode of reporting speeches without using shorthand, -- a number of reporters, each in succession, taking down three or four words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n logography A method of printing in which short words of frequent occurrence, roots, prefixes, suffixes, etc., are cast on single types, called logotypes. It was this system (then patented) that was originally used (from 1785) in printing the newspaper which afterward became the London “Times.” Logography was soon abandoned, but there have been attempts to revive it.
    • n logography A method of reporting speeches word for word without the use of stenography, tried in the French National Assembly for two years, 1790–92. It required the employment of twelve or fourteen reporters, each in succession taking down a few words on paper so marked as to show the proper sequence. It was abandoned as cumbrous and liable to great error.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Logography a method of printing with whole words cast in a single type
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a writing of speeches; lo`gos word, speech + to write: cf. F. logographie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—logos, word, graphein, to write.