Definition of Logogram

1. Noun. A single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation. "7 is a logogram that is pronounced `seven' in English and `nanatsu' in Japanese"

Exact synonyms: Logograph
Generic synonyms: Ideogram, Ideograph
Derivative terms: Logogrammatic



Definition of Logogram

1. n. A word letter; a phonogram, that, for the sake of brevity, represents a word; as, |, i. e., t, for it. Cf. Grammalogue.

Definition of Logogram

1. Noun. A character or symbol that represents a word or phrase (e.g. a character of the Chinese writing system). ¹

2. Noun. A graphical symbol representing a concept or thing, as in roadside signs; a logo. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Logogram

1. a symbol used to represent an entire word [n -S]

Logogram Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Logogram

logo
logo-
logocentric
logocentrism
logocentrisms
logoclonia
logoclonias
logoclonic
logodaedalies
logodaedalist
logodaedaly
logodædalist
logoed
logoff
logoffs
logogram (current term)
logogrammatic
logogrammatically
logograms
logograph
logographer
logographers
logographic
logographical
logographically
logographs
logography
logogriph
logogriphs
logoi

Literary usage of Logogram

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1. The Phonographic Amanuensis: A Presentation of Pitman Phonography, More by Jerome Bird Howard (1919)
"(a) The tick-A used as a logogram for he, which when standing alone is invariably ... I.—The logogram for / _ may be reduced to its first stroke whenever a ..."

2. The Phonographic Magazine by Jerome Bird Howard, Phonographic Institute Company (1906)
"... years-later (downward *}, years-old lisht in the summer of 1904, the pro- Two-years, two-years-ago, two-years-after, posed logogram was adopted therein, ..."

3. A Manual of Phonography, Or, Writing by Sound: A Natural Method of Writing by Isaac Pitman (1845)
"When a logogram represents a verb in the present tense, the past tense, if formed regularly ... The same logogram may be used for the adjective and adverb, ..."

4. Eclectic Manual of Phonography: A Complete Guide to the Acquisition of by Elias Longley (1889)
"logogram, from loyo*, word, ... is represented by a logogram; as do is the ... represented by the logogram | (/. ..."

5. The Phonographic Magazine and National Shorthand Reporter by Jerome Bird Howard (1904)
"In phrase-writing the logogram / may be written in full or contracted to its ... In phrase-writing the logogram how may be contracted to its first half, ..."

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