ideo·​graph ˈi-dē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce ideograph (audio)
ideographic adjective
ideographically adverb

Examples of ideograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To integrate that useful principle into his encoding scheme, Zhi decided to index characters by their components—the simpler characters within each ideograph—using the first letter of each component’s pinyin spelling. Jing Tsu, Wired, 23 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ideograph was in 1835

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“Ideograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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ideo·​graph ˈīd-ē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce ideograph (audio)
ideographic adjective
ideographically adverb

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