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id′e·o·graph′ic adj.
id′e·o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈɪd i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈaɪ di-)

an ideogram.
id`e•o•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
id`e•o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
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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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symbol as its defining unit, with the image and "ideograph"
This article contributes to the large and growing body of literature on the intervention in Iraq by examining the role the ideograph <human rights> plays in George W.
Or, to put it otherwise, Moment, a pre-Onement 1 work like Gea, Genesis--The Break, The Word 1, and The Command, contained an ideograph, a visual symbol of the idea of Creation, the original division of light and dark.
According to McGee (1980), the war metaphor is an ideograph in a language system connecting rhetoric and ideology.
The ideograph could be interpreted as a vertical line bisecting an enclosure or an arrow hitting the center of a target (Karlgren, 1923, p.360; Xu, Shuowen Jiezi online;, online).
McGee (1980a, 15) has explained the link between political symbols and ideology through the concept of the "ideograph," which is a "term found in political discourse ...
The ideograph of <life> formed in response to the legalization of abortion and the reproductive rights advocates' use of the ideograph of < choice > (Hayden, 2009; Packer, 2013).
The phonetic alphabet entails a radically different cultural spirit than the imagistic pictograph and the suggestive ideograph, among other strategies for making scripts.
(1) This is noteworthy in itself, as although the development of Chinese writing came later than Mesopotamian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyph, these languages have long been dead while the Chinese ideograph (and the history it reveals) still exists today.
In hieroglyphics, the ideograph of two legs walking is an unvoiced determinative used with every verb expressing walking, running, or related actions (McDermott 33).
The fuzzier pattern of exact-matching is subgraph isomorphism which requires at least the strict consistency between the subgraph and the ideograph [22].
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.