Hieroglyph

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hieroglyph

[′hī·rə‚glif]
(geology)
Any sort of sedimentary mark or structure occurring on a bedding plane.

Hieroglyph

A figure representing an idea and intended message; a word or root of a word; a sound that is part of a word, especially applied to the engraved marks and symbols found on the monuments of ancient Egypt.

hieroglyph

A figure representing (a) an idea, and intended to convey a meaning, (b) a word or root of a word, or (c) a sound which is part of a word; esp. applied to the engraved marks and symbols found on the monuments of ancient Egypt.