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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.


(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


(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)


, 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.


a sign or symbol used to represent a word, as $ for dollar. Also logograph.logographic, adj.
See also: Writing


A symbol used to represent a complete word or phrase. For example, the sign $, for dollar, is a logogram.
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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23' includes both the logogram and a phonetic gloss for the word "blood" (MUD.MES: da-mi).
Table 3 is the closing price of ten stocks of small-cap from 2017-6-3 to 2017-7-3, where CP is logogram of closing price.
What distinguishes heptapod writing is its singular complexity and conceptual fragility: changing or excluding a single semagram, or semantic symbol, in a logogram will completely alter the sentence's meaning.
Abdominal ultrasound, CT scan of abdomen and barium enema/distal logogram was also done as per need to exclude recurrence or residual disease and to demonstrate patency of distal bowel.
Form: [??] Sound: /san/, Meaning: 'mountain' Kanji is thus characterized as a logogram, conveying both semantic and phonological information.
where [T.sub.w] is the Twinning index of [gamma]-Mn[O.sub.2], varying from 0 for perfect ramsdellite (1 x 2 tunnel) structure to 100 for fully twinned structure; [delta]([T.sub.w]) is the Theoretical shift of line 110 in XRD analysis produced by microtwinning; DW is the Logogram for De Wolff; [delta](DW) is the Shift of line 110 in XRD analysis corrected for microtwinning; and [P.sub.r] values were 24.86% for M1 and 43.90% for M2.
The logogram '&'', known as the Ampersand, is a contraction of which words?
"In the Chinese language, the logogram for 'crisis' is comprised of two characters signifying 'danger' and 'opportunity.' This Eastern symbol points to the invitation for transformation embedded within every crisis.
The letter X is also used as a symbol or logogram. Depending on context, we read it, not as ex but cross (Railroad Xing), by (2X4), times (3X4=12) or power (7X binoculars.).
In this way, he revised the traditional concept of a poetic image, previously understood as a subjective mental picture, and converted it into a physically visible drawing (i.e., a logogram) based on word-fragments in the matrix.