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 (lô′gə-grăm′, lŏg′ə-)
A written symbol representing an entire spoken word without expressing its pronunciation; for example, for 4 read "four" in English, "quattro" in Italian. Also called ideogram, logograph.

log′o·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
log′o·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈlɒɡəˌɡræm) or


(Linguistics) a single symbol representing an entire morpheme, word, or phrase, as for example the symbol (%) meaning per cent
logogrammatic, logographic, ˌlogoˈgraphical adj
ˌlogogramˈmatically, ˌlogoˈgraphically adv
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(ˈlɔ gəˌgræm, ˈlɒg ə-)

a conventional, abbreviated symbol for a frequently recurring word or phrase, as the symbol & for the word and. Also called log′o•graph` (-ˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)
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, logograph, grammalogue - A logogram or logograph is the same as a grammalogue, a word represented by a single sign, like $.
See also related terms for representation.
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a sign or symbol used to represent a word, as $ for dollar. Also logograph.logographic, adj.
See also: Writing
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A symbol used to represent a complete word or phrase. For example, the sign $, for dollar, is a logogram.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.logogram - 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"
ideogram, ideograph - a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it; "Chinese characters are ideograms"
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Neurolinguistic circuitry for two different scripts of language, namely, phonological script (PhonoS) versus logographic script (LogoS) (e.g., English versus Chinese, resp.), recruits segregated neural pathways according to orthographic regularity (OrthoR) on human brain cortical mapping using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) [1, 2].
However, the language stimuli employed in that study was alphabetic script, and, thus, it is unclear whether or not the word inversion effect could be generalized to logographic script such as Chinese characters (Ge et al., 2006).
Indeed, he does not shy away from defining Chinese correctly as a logographic script and explaining exactly what that implies.