Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The representation of ideas by graphic symbols.
  • n. The use of ideograms to express ideas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of ideograms.
  • n. logography

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The representation of ideas independently of sounds, or in an ideographic manner, as sometimes is done in shorthand writing, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The direct representation of ideas by graphic signs. See ideographic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the use of ideograms in writing

Etymologies

ideo- + -graphy (Wiktionary)

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