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id′e·o·graph′ic adj.
id′e·o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˈɪd i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈaɪ di-)

an ideogram.
id`e•o•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
id`e•o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ideograph - 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
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Showing participants subliminal images of smiling faces prior to evaluation increased their liking of ideographs (Murphy & Zajonc, 1993; Winkielman, Zajonc, & Schwarz, 1997) and inducing a happy mood caused participants to rate positive events as more likely to occur (Wright & Bower, 1992).
In this way, the filmmaker uses the Chinese culture's most symbolic artifact, its ideographs, as a basis for gentle mockery.
As McGee puts it, ideographs are "slogan-like terms signifying collective commitment" (1980, 15; for variations, see Moore 1996, 49; Farrell, ed.
Interestingly enough, the word peace ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) in Chinese ideographs has a thread of connection with shalom of the Hebrew/Christian Bible.
For example, all software based on the calculation of co-occurrence will be especially sensitive to repeated chains, ideographs, or idiomatic expressions that create clusters: for example, "United States of America" or "God bless America.
Thanks to the flexibility of Chinese ideographs, yuan has transformed into a folk concept through a set of linguistic expressions elaborating different aspects of interpersonal encounters: sense of connectedness, youyuan [having yuan], wuyuan [having no yuan], or touyuan [match yuan]; extent of involvement, yuanshen [deep yuan] or yuanqian [shallow yuan]; quality of association, shanyuan [virtuous yuan] or eryuan [bad yuan]; attitude toward association, xiyuan [cherish yuan], suiyuan [follow yuan], and so on.
The line between pictographs and ideographs is not hard and fast, and they share a common assumption about the one-to-one relation of sign to meaning that we are so familiar with in the grammatical construction of the copula habitually used to indicate this relation: the image is x.
ancient or prehistoric drawings or paintings found on rock walls) and ideographs (a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept) that later evolved into a phonetic (linguistic) script.
The characters and unique code may be represented as numbers, letters of any alphabet, ideographs or symbols (barcodes) as desired.
of Texas-Austin) offer an edition of the only document written in Colonial Ch'olti', which was spoken in southern Yucatan at the time of contact, and may be a linear descendent of the language of the Mayan ideographs.
With AMP, "respondents look at a series of Chinese ideographs and sort them into those that are more pleasant and those that are less pleasant.
It is constructed from two ideographs, the first of which represents change and the second goodness or virtue.