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id•e•o•graph(ˈɪd i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈaɪ di-)
id`e•o•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||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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