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Meaning of IDEOGRAM

Pronunciation:  'ideeu`gram

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a graphic character used in ideography

IDEOGRAM is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: ideograph
 See Also: character, grapheme, graphic symbol, logogram, logograph, radical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I*de"o*gram\, n. [Ideo- + -gram; cf. F. id['e]ograme.]
1. An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of
   hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.

         Ideograms may be defined to be pictures intended to
         represent either things or thoughts.  --I. Taylor

         You might even have a history without language
         written or spoken, by means of ideograms and
         gesture.                              --J. Peile.

2. A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1,
   2, 3, +, -, ?, $, ?, etc.

3. A phonetic symbol; a letter.

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