monogram

What is monogram?

monogram meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A single character or design artfully composed of two or more letters (often a person’s initials), used to ornament custom-printed stationery and other items of personal use. Monograms are sometimes found on the bindings of fine books or incorporated into the decoration and/or illustration of medieval manuscripts and early printed books (see incipit page). Click here to see an interlace example in an 11th-century Ottonian sacramentary (Getty Museum, MS Ludwig V 2) and the same monogram (VD for Vere dignum) in the 9th-century Sacramentary of Saint-Denis (Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Click here to see the monogram of Frederik IV of Denmark on a 18th-century velvet binding (Royal Library of Denmark). Compare with cipher.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO

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