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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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2 I prefer to transliterate in Iranian words and ideograms heth with x; sade with c; ideographic alef with A; and ideographic he with H.
This fact points to a mode of transmission of the ideograms that must have been partly oral.
The quasi-geometric riddle of their patterning inspired him to invent an extraordinary series of 400 monosyllabic ideograms, which he transformed, on his own, into a working phonetic structure.
We can easily guess that the photo was taken in Japan (Kyoto, in fact), or at least in a Far Eastern country, as the upper corner reveals the edge of a poster on which several ideograms appear.
Her writing, she states, attempts to evade the linear and to find ideograms for radiating meaning.
Though the extreme interior complication that sometimes animates them mustn't keep us from honoring their most characteristic forms with a well-deserved stylization, even as indifferent ideograms, this treatment shouldn't spare us the pangs of sympathy any observation of life irresistibly provokes: an exact comprehension of the animate world undoubtedly costs this much.
1 Various terms have been used for these, such as pictograms or pictographs, ideograms or ideographs, logograms or logographs: usage still varies from area to area (cf.
These distinctive cash coins with their Chinese ideograms and square holes, which allowed large numbers of the coins to be strung together, continued in use for more than 2,000 years until 1911.
As a matter of influence and style, the method is one he learned from Pound and Williams: the rapid juxtaposition of sculpted fragments, and the use of a line based on what Pound called "abbreviated picture writing," or ideograms.
One suspects that their candy-box sentiment is as much a reflection of Miro's erotic life as the reduction of gender to burlesque ideograms is essential to his iconography.
In the first study, participants rated Chinese ideograms for attractiveness.
In the section on Administration, the description of the origins of writing and bookkeeping ends with the following opaque remark: "It was a non-automatic passage from a pseudo-tridimensional script (using the tokens) to a two-dimensional ideographic script, with the ideograms carved on a flat clay tablet" (p.