pictography


pic·tog·ra·phy

noun \pik-ˈtä-grə-fē\

Definition of PICTOGRAPHY

:  use of pictographs :  picture writing 1

First Known Use of PICTOGRAPHY

1851

pictography

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Expression of words and ideas through drawings (pictographs), considered a forerunner of true writing. Pictographs are drawn in a standardized way, omitting unnecessary details. A pictograph that stands for a specific idea or meaning is an ideogram; one that stands for an individual word is a logogram.

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