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ABSTRACT SYMBOL [2 records]

Record 1 2016-10-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
CONT

In a map context, the processes of object recognition can be reviewed by comparing abstract and pictographic symbols. The basic distinction is that a pictographic symbol mimics its object whereas an abstract symbol does not, which means that the identification processes for the two types of symbols differ from each other.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie
DEF

[Élément graphique] dont la forme est sans rapport avec l'apparence de l'objet représenté.

Spanish

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Record 2 2012-06-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Computer Mathematics
  • Computer Programs and Programming
DEF

A symbol whose meaning and use have not been determined by a general agreement but have to be defined for each application of the symbol. [Definition standardized by ISO and officially approved by GESC.]

OBS

abstract symbol: term standardized by ISO and officially approved by the Government EDP (Electronic Data Processing) Standards Committee (GESC).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mathématiques informatiques
  • Programmes et programmation (Informatique)
DEF

Symbole dont le sens et l'usage ne sont pas fixés par une convention générale et doivent être définis pour chaque domaine d'application. [Définition normalisée par l’ISO et uniformisée par le CNGI.]

OBS

symbole abstrait : terme normalisé par l’ISO et uniformisé par le Comité des normes gouvernementales en informatique (CNGI).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Matemáticas para computación
  • Programas y programación (Informática)
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