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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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The newly discovered tomb collections -- Ahmed Marei/Egypt Today Some of the statues depict the Goddess Sekhmet sitting on the throne holding in their left hands 'The Ankh', which is a pharaonic hieroglyphic ideograph symbolizing life, while the others show Sekhmet standing holding a mace of papyrus, their heads decorated with the sun and Ouroboros snakes.
The term interality [phrase omitted] comes from the Chinese ideograph [phrase omitted].
See McGee, supra note 148, at 15 (noting that "an ideograph is an ordinary-language term found in political discourse.
refer to a six thousand year old Sumerian tablet upon which is engraved a poppy ideograph, translated as "joy" plus "plant" (222): a more effusive reading of the narcotic as cultural hieroglyph.
However, errors such as totally no response, visuospatial impairment, paragraph agraphia, ideograph, and perseverative writing errors were only seen in AD group.
Waley's translations not only expanded the readership of Chinese poetry to a larger audience beyond the Sinological circles in Britain (Cheng 365), but also introduced the rhetoric of the ideograph into modernist poetry.
Rooted in a sincere investment in the great river as a Verbindungselement of the Empire (an approach that possesses a definite allure in the context of the New Europe)--an investment also evoked in the opening epigrammatic ideograph signaling a hospitable relation of heaven and earth, mountains and water (as a Chinese student of German tells me via his transcription)--Qian's cultural-historical approach in fact exposes a considerable divide between the river of the monarchy and the river of its peoples.
This is for the first time an ideograph has topped the charts as the most popular word.
Particularly in Egypt, in spite that they had great advances from the beginning and they developed ideograph writing, and then syllabic writing and finally they invented real alphabet writings, scribes that had influence on scientific works and governments, preferred to keep writing a hidden secret and inaccessible to the public.
According to Wen, Ye Fen (1989), the 3,500 commonly used characters were roughly classified in accordance with the four methods of building characters (pictographic, self-explanatory, ideograph, and semantic plus phonetic compounds.
But during the peace and prosperity of the 17th century, another ideograph, also pronounced uki but meaning 'to float,' emerged.
Isaac Taylor, for example, in his great work, The History of the Alphabet, has shown how the change in the form of writing--from ideograph to alphabet--made information available to people to whom it had previously been denied.