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for translations. Why rebus?
A cryptic representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, arrangement of letters, etc., which suggest the word or phrase, or the syllables of which it is made up; spec. an ornamental device, often of heraldic appearance, associated with a person to whose name it punningly alludes.
In later use frequently applied to puzzles in which such a representation is used; for example, a rebus of the word apex might show a picture of an ape followed by a letter X.
General attributive, as rebus puzzle, rebus word, rebus writing, etc.
Source: OED Third Edition, June 2009; latest version published online July 2020