Ideogram

Definition of Ideogram

I`de´o`gram
n.1.An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.
Ideograms may be defined to be pictures intended to represent either things or thoughts.
- I. Taylor (The Alphabet).
You might even have a history without language written or spoken, by means of ideograms and gesture.
- J. Peile.
2.A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, , $, , etc.
3.A phonetic symbol; a letter.

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