pictograph

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noun pic·to·graph \ˈpik-tə-ˌgraf\

Definition of pictograph

  1. 1 :  an ancient or prehistoric drawing or painting on a rock wall

  2. 2 :  one of the symbols belonging to a pictorial graphic system

  3. 3 :  a diagram representing statistical data by pictorial forms

pictographic

play \ˌpik-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pictograph

Latin pictus + English -o- + -graph


First Known Use: 1851

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PICTOGRAPH Defined for Kids

pictograph

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noun pic·to·graph \ˈpik-tə-ˌgraf\

Definition of pictograph for Students

  1. 1 :  an ancient or prehistoric drawing or painting on a rock wall

  2. 2 :  a diagram showing information by means of pictures

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