Definitions for ideogramˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
id•e•o•gramˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di-(n.)
a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a particular word or speech sound.
Origin of ideogram:
a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it
"Chinese characters are ideograms"
A symbol which represents the idea of something without indicating the sequence of sounds used to pronounce it. Examples include numerals, many Chinese characters, traffic signs, or graphic symbols such as & and @.
an original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea
a symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, /, $, /, etc
a phonetic symbol; a letter