Modeling Language Glyphs
Design Build Use
March 16, 1997

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Design Build Use

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Glyph Etymology Symbology Quick
DESIGN: To conceive, invent, contrive. To form a plan for. To draw a sketch of. To have as a goal or purpose; intend. A visual composition; pattern.
To mark out; sign out
Scroll: learning; knowledge³
Triangle: spiritual synthesis; formula of creation; aspiration toward higher unity¹
BUILD: To form by combining materials or parts; to erect; construct. To give form to according to a definite plan or process; to fashion; mold; create. To establish and strengthen.
To establish a basis for
Pyramid: square base for earth; sides for fire, revelation, creation.¹
Pinnacle: the starting and finishing point.
USE: To bring or put into service; employ for some purpose. To consume or expend the whole of. The permission, privilege or benefit of using something. The power or ability to use something. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end. The goal, object or purpose for which something is used. Cup/chalice: to contain; symbol of the human heart; the world of possibilities; sense of service¹

Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols¹, Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols² J.C. Cooper's An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols³, or Hans Biedermann's Dictionary of Symbolismº.

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