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id·e·o·gram

 (ĭd′ē-ə-grăm′, ī′dē-)
n.
1. A character or symbol representing an idea or a thing without expressing the pronunciation of a particular word or words for it, as in the traffic sign commonly used for "no parking" or "parking prohibited." Also called ideograph.
2. See logogram.
3. A graphic symbol, such as &, $, or @.

id′e·o·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
id′e·o·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

ideogram

(ˈɪdɪəʊˌɡræm) or

ideograph

n
1. (Linguistics) a sign or symbol, used in such writing systems as those of China or Japan, that directly represents a concept, idea, or thing rather than a word or set of words for it
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any graphic sign or symbol, such as %, @, &, etc

id•e•o•gram

(ˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di-)

n.
1. a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a particular word or speech sound.
[1830–40]

ideogram

A pictorial system used in a writing system to represent an entity or an idea. Ideograms are also called ideographs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ideogram - a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it; "Chinese characters are ideograms"
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
logogram, logograph - 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"
radical - a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
Translations
指事表意文字

ideogram

[ˈɪdɪəgræm] Nideograma m

ideogram

[ˈɪdiəgræm] n

ideogram

, ideograph
nIdeogramm nt

ideogram

[ˈɪdɪəʊˌgræm] ideograph [ˌɪdɪˈɒgrəf] nideogramma m
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1] ideogram carries, in Mathews' definition, the clear association of "end" with "death," thus complicating the earlier association in Canto LXXVII of "end" with "scope" or "aim.
It's the idea of the building as a clean, neat conceptual entity--as if it were an ideogram of [the architect] William Talman in conversation with the first Duke.
5) It is interesting to note that the ideogram ZY = 't 'and' is here misused for the preposition't 'to' (represented in the oldest Sogdian letters by the ideogram 'D).
The traditional Chinese ideogram, "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" which means "cocoon," is astonishingly imagistic.
In Scott's small late paintings--the abject fish, a few green beans, a pear or two, a pan, a plate, a cup--all is deglamorized, reduced to an almost late Guston--like ideogram for cup, ladle, trivet, bottle.
Guide them," implores Jor-El, "give them hope" -- and indeed the aforementioned 'S' isn't an 'S' at all, but some kind of ideogram meaning 'Hope' in Kryptonian.
The night sky is an ideogram, a code card punched with holes.
Microsoft Excel 2007 software was used to calculate the centromeric indices and to draw the ideogram.
During the First and Second Dynasties (29502650 BC), wine jars were typically large in size, around lm high, and some of them were inscribed: their mud seals had an ideogram with the name of the vineyard where the wine was produced, and the name of the king could be also found imprinted on the jar (Petrie 1900, 1901; Emery 1958; Wengrow 2006).
Each of the 64 gua is treated as a full chapter containing 10 parts, beginning with the Chinese ideogram, in red--the book is beautifully presented in two colors--the number of the gua, the gua itself, its Chinese and English names, the names of the upper and lower trigrams in Chinese and English, the name and structure, the sequence of the gua according to Confucius, the decision, commentary on the decision, commentary on the symbol, the Yao text, overall significance of the gua, an explanation of the meaning of each of its lines, and an overview of the gua's deeper meaning.
The government said that the symbol in the form of an ideogram is in line with the world's top four currencies US dollar ($), British Pound (Au), Euro (AC) and Japanese Yen (AN), and India's will be the fifth to be identified globally by its special symbol.
Pound's "ideogrammic method" also shows his misconception that Chinese ideogram "is still the picture of a thing; of a thing in a given position or relation, or of a combination of things.