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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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Although the distinctions between the terms may appear to be slim to none at first blush, the vernacular language is slippery in public discourse ideographs. Certain terms are floated, exchanged, favored, combined, and abandoned.
Another way is to use English or katakana (Japanese phonetic syllabary used primarily to approximate the sound of foreign words or names) instead of kanji ideographs to cloud actuality.
Perhaps the newer CMAB videos are meant to be such discourse, but until they begin to saturate public discourse, perhaps through social media and ideographs, the counterarguments embedded in these videos will remain dormant.
Scholars, in building the academic language, devised a more or less uniform technique of matching Chinese ideographs against Dutch scientific terms.
1) and did this signal that liberal notions of "universal jurisdiction" could no longer serve as ideographs (McGee, 1980) for all types of human rights activities?
Mathematical symbols (such as +, =, [greater than], %, and letters from various alphabets, to take some simpler ones) are (*)ideograms (or ideographs), not abbreviations.
This section shows how HMJT evens the playing field between the ideographs <choice> and <life> by centering the locus of discussion on women.
Given the increasing tendency of political rhetoricians to produce strings of "ideographs," untrammeled by warrants or inferences, and given the tendency of government to proceed by relying upon the dictates of instrumental reason, the realm of public knowledge, identified by Dewey and later addressed by Bitzer, may be disappearing.
In an argument somewhat parallel to the work of Jurgen Habermas, Goodnight warns that "the realm of public knowledge" necessary for the proper functioning of the public sphere "may be disappearing," because government tends to proceed by "relying upon the dictates of instrumental reason" while political rhetoricians de-emphasize warrants and inferences in order to produce rootless "ideographs" (Goodnight, "Speculative" 225).
Michael Kammen (2001) identified the ideographs of <liberty> and <freedom> as the starting points for the topos in the United States, and documented the evolution of the two ideographs through history powered by their invocation in argument.
She demonstrates how "iconic images can be used to maintain the social control power of verbal ideographs" (p.
Applying Lucaites and Condit's trio of discursive units for cultural markers (labels, narratives, and ideographs), she suggests that the term became a negative ideograph (helping to define culture through opposition) as early as the Reagan administration.