logographic principle
Definition - The basis of a writing system in which the written symbols resemble the meaning they are trying to convey. For example, in this type of system the character for rooster would look like a rooster.

Notes:
1. Chinese written characters are based on the logographic principle.

Example -

The drinking fountain symbol from the U.S. Department of Transportation's ubiquitous symbol set.
The drinking fountain symbol from the U.S. Department
of Transportation's ubiquitous symbol set.





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