ideography

noun
ide·og·ra·phy | \ˌi-dē-ˈä-grə-fē, ˌī-\

Definition of ideography 

1 : the use of ideograms

2 : the representation of ideas by graphic symbols

First Known Use of ideography

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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