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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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