Definitions for ideogramˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

id•e•o•gramˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di-(n.)

  1. a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a particular word or speech sound.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. Ref: logogram.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ideogram, ideograph(noun)

    a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it

    "Chinese characters are ideograms"


  1. ideogram(Noun)

    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 @.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ideogram(noun)

    an original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea

  2. Ideogram(noun)

    a symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, /, $, /, etc

  3. Ideogram(noun)

    a phonetic symbol; a letter


  1. Ideogram

    An ideogram or ideograph is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept. Some ideograms are comprehensible only by familiarity with prior convention; others convey their meaning through pictorial resemblance to a physical object, and thus may also be referred to as pictograms.


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