Definition of Ideogram

1. Noun. A graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it. "Chinese characters are ideograms"

Exact synonyms: Ideograph
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Specialized synonyms: Logogram, Logograph
Terms within: Radical

Definition of Ideogram

1. n. An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.

Definition of Ideogram

1. Noun. A symbol which represents the idea of something without indicating the sequence of sounds used to pronounce it. Examples include numerals, many Chinese characters, traffic signs, or graphic symbols such as & and @. ¹

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Definition of Ideogram

1. a type of written symbol [n -S]

Ideogram Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ideogram

identity element
identity function
identity functions
identity matrix
identity of indiscernibles
identity operator
identity theft
identity thefts
identity verification
ideogram (current term)
ideographic comma
ideographic space

Literary usage of Ideogram

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(JJ) ideogram (in psychology). The curve or tracing secured with a recording apparatus (Ideograph) arranged to exhibit variations of muscular movement ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1898)
"THE BABYLONIAN ideogram FOR "IMAGE," AND THE SLATE PALETTE FROM ... twice tf*, "ox, bull") and <£5Ba, the latter the well-known ideogram for ..."

3. First Steps in Assyrian: A Book for Beginners; Being a Series of Historical by Leonard William King (1898)
"(the ideogram for arhu "month") is placed before the names of the months, ... few determinatives follow the words to which they refer : (the ideogram for ..."

4. Proceedings by Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England), Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England). (1893)
"THE ideogram BY PROF. DR. FRITZ HOMMEL. The linear form of this ideogram, which is explained in Sb 238 by Sumerian dubbi-sag (ie, dubbi-sag for dubbi-sar\ ..."

5. Assyrian Language: Easy Lessons in the Cuneiform Inscriptions by Leonard William King (1901)
"Similarly, £l£^l| ^I>- consists of two signs meaning "gate" and "great", and was used by the Assyrians as an ideogram for their own word ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"These have two parts — one, a symbol which was originally an ideogram, and which could still be used as such, but which in this particular combination lost ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... originally an ideogram, and which could still be used smh, ... and retained only the phonetic value of a name of its object : the other, an ideogram, ..."

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