Definitions for pictographˈpɪk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pic•to•graphˈpɪk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf(n.)

  1. a single pictorial sign or symbol, as in a system of picture writing.

    Category: Language/Linguistics, Common Vocabulary

  2. a record consisting of pictorial symbols, as a graph or chart with figures representing a certain number of people, objects, etc.

    Category: Archaeology

  3. a painting or drawing on a rock wall or the like by ancient or prehistoric peoples.

Origin of pictograph:

1850–55; < L pict(us) painted (see picture ) + -o - + -graph

pic`to•graph′ic-ˈgræf ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pictograph(noun)

    a graphic character used in picture writing


  1. pictograph(Noun)

    a picture that represents a word or an idea; a hieroglyph

  2. pictograph(Noun)

    a graphic character

  3. pictograph(Noun)

    a graph that represents numerical data using pictures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pictograph(noun)

    a picture or hieroglyph representing and expressing an idea


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