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First attested in 1727. From French glyphe < Ancient Greek γλυφή (gluphē) "carving" < γλύφω (gluphō) "I carve, engrave"

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  1. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea.
  2. Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information.
  3. (typography, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A visual representation of a letter, character, or symbol, in a specific font and style.
  4. (architecture) A vertical groove.

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