Definition of Pictograph

1. Noun. A graphic character used in picture writing.

Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Derivative terms: Pictographic



Definition of Pictograph

1. n. A picture or hieroglyph representing and expressing an idea.

Definition of Pictograph

1. Noun. a picture that represents a word or an idea; a hieroglyph ¹

2. Noun. a graphic character ¹

3. Noun. a graph that represents numerical data using pictures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pictograph

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pictograph

1. A picture or hieroglyph representing and expressing an idea. Pictograph"ic. See: Picture, and -graph. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pictograph

picrotoxinin
picrotoxins
picryl
picryl chloride
picrylhydrazine
picrylhydrazines
picrylhydrazyl
picrylhydrazyls
picryls
pics
pictel
pictels
pictogram
pictogramme
pictograms
pictograph (current term)
pictographic
pictographically
pictographies
pictographs
pictography
pictoral
pictorial
pictorial convention
pictorial matter
pictorial representation
pictorialism
pictorialisms
pictorialist
pictorialists

Literary usage of Pictograph

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1. Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona by Alfred Vincent Kidder, Samuel James Guernsey (1919)
"These were really the most interesting feature of Ruin 4, called by us " pictograph Cave." The painted examples were of two styles—large, square-shouldered ..."

2. The Story of the Alphabet by Edward Clodd (1900)
"24, incised on an ivory drill-bow, is a pictograph of an Alaskan sea-lion hunt. ... Hidat- sa pictograph on a buffalo shoulder-blade. ..."

3. Catalogue of the Library Belonging to Mr. Thomas W. Field by Thomas Warren Field (1875)
"While a scholar at Oxford, the sight of an original Aztec pictograph, described by ... pictograph ..."

4. Introduction to the Study of North America Archaeology by Cyrus Thomas (1898)
"North-west coast pictograph. the different winds, designated by an eye and represented by patches of cirrus clouds. Fig. 70. Ceremonial dress of Chilkat ..."

5. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Society (1892)
"speaking, the nd'-tci of the hu-mis, as well as the ancient form, are cloud symbols, and the pictograph last mentioned affords good evidence in support of ..."

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