ideogram

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noun ideo·gram \ ˈi-dē-ə-ˌgram , ˈī- \

Definition of ideogram

1 :a picture or symbol used in a system of writing to represent a thing or an idea but not a particular word or phrase for it; especially :one that represents not the object pictured but some thing or idea that the object pictured is supposed to suggest

ideogramic

or ideogrammic play \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈgra-mik, ˌī-\ adjective

ideogrammatic

play \ˌi-dē-ō-grə-ˈma-tik, ˌī-\ adjective

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First Known Use of ideogram

1838


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