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Petroglyph vs. Hieroglyph

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Main Difference

The main difference between Petroglyph and Hieroglyph is that the Petroglyph is a pictogram and logogram images carved on a rock surface and Hieroglyph is a pictographic sign.

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  • Petroglyph (noun)

    A rock carving, especially one made in prehistoric times.

  • Hieroglyph (noun)

    An element of an ideographic (hieroglyphic) writing system.

  • Hieroglyph (noun)

    Any obscure or baffling symbol.

  • Hieroglyph (verb)

    To represent by hieroglyphs.

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  • Petroglyph (noun)

    a rock carving, especially a prehistoric one.

  • Hieroglyph (noun)

    a stylized picture of an object representing a word, syllable, or sound, as found in ancient Egyptian and certain other writing systems

    "hieroglyphs describing the Mayan calendar"

  • Hieroglyph (noun)

    a secret or incomprehensible symbol

    "the International Organisation for Standardization is introducing two new hieroglyphs to perplex washing-machine owners"

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