ideography

noun
ide·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌi-dē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce ideography (audio) , ˌī- \

Definition of ideography

1 : the use of ideograms
2 : the representation of ideas by graphic symbols

Examples of ideography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only male aristocrats had the leisure, means and authority to learn and use Chinese ideography. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of ideography

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ideography was circa 1846

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“Ideography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ideography. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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