from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In phonography, a word represented by a single sign (a logogram), usually the principal consonant: as, it, represented by | (that is, t).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Phonography) Literally, a letter word; a word represented by a logogram; as, it, represented by |, that is, t.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun shorthand symbol, letter or letters that stand for a whole word


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