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pictogram

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(Or "pictograph") A symbol which is a picture that represents an object or concept, e.g. a picture of an envelope used to represent an e-mail message.

Pictograms are common in everyday life, e.g. signs in public places or roads, whereas the term "icon" is specific to interfaces on computers or other electronic devices.

Compare: ideogram.
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On June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard required the use of pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which users may be exposed.
* Hazard Pictograms: Triangular hazard symbols and graphic elements convey specific information such as toxicity, carcinogenicity, and irritants.
Lastly, pictogram analysis is necessary to ensure that they are easily understood and similarly interpreted across different cultures.
There was no difference in age (42.8 [+ or -] 11.6 versus 43.6 [+ or -] 11.2, P = 0.72), gender (males, 58% versus 52%, P = 0.55), and level of education (primary school, middle school, college: 28%, 52%, 20% versus 26%, 48%, 26%, P = 0.78) between the terms group and the pictogram group.
By mid-2017 all coatings products on sale in the EU will have to bear the CLP labels with hazard symbols or pictograms different in appearance and in scope to those required by previous legislation.
"This challenge inspired me to create my own boundaries through my pictogram designs," she added.
As of June 1, 2015, the HCS will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed.
The standard requires pictograms be conveyed on new labels to alert the user of chemical hazards and precautionary statements.
* Make a pictogram sentence that describes what you think your interests will be in 10 years.
"The design is extremely impressive and they've done a great job in ensuring the pictogram is reflective and symbolic of the sport."
Instead they must also include a pictogram and be a specific shape and colour depending on the sign's meaning.
He said: "While the signs are in Irish they also come with an international pictogram which makes them instantly recognisable."