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log·o·graph

 (lô′gə-grăf′, lŏg′ə-)
n.

log′o·graph′ic adj.
log′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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logogram, 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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
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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(91) While it is true that the pictorial representation of a glyph does not always provide its meaning (as in Chinese), it often does (as is also the case with Chinese, which, like Classic Mayan glyphs, combines logographs and phonetic signs).
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And this applies not just to alphabetic handwriting: Jean-Pierre Orliaguet in France (1997) has found that Chinese logographs are perceived in terms of the flow of the movement strokes used to paint them.
The present study tries to reevaluate this sharp insight of Fenollosa into the nature of Chinese logographs as a medium for poetry and to place it in the new context of cognitive poetics.
This argument has a limit: if a name is written entirely in logographs, then it becomes hard to be sure it is West Semitic at all.
Chinese is logographic, with words represented graphically by logographs, also called ideographs, and they represent a meaningful unit (Li & Thompson, 1981).
Because Chinese logographs number in the thousands and are complex in regard to spatial configuration, language instruction in the primary grades in China has focused on practicing Chinese characters.
Consistent with these contrasts between logographic and alphabetic systems, Green & Meara (1987) found that adult native Chinese readers from mainland China produced U-shaped functions when searching for a target logograph in a string of such logographs.
It tells a basically simple story in an extremely and marvelously complicated style abounding in wordplay, logographs, double entendres, and the like.