from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See ideogram.
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- n. An ideogram.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as ideogram.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A character, symbol, or figure which suggests the idea of an object without expressing its name.
- n. Same as ideogram, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it
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[Illustration: Glyph] is the ideograph, meaning a ship.
Certain of the tablets contain lists of persons of both sexes, apparently denoted by their personal names, the signs which appear to stand for the name being followed in each case by an ideograph which is the determinative of 'man,' or 'woman,' as the case may be.
Besides this compound ideograph, the name of the god Sin was also expressed by the character for "30," provided with the prefix of divinity, an ideograph which is due to the thirty days of the month, and is thought to be of late date.
[366-1] As the term "ideograph" is somewhat broad and comprehensive, it may be well enough to state that I use it as expressing that stage of symbolic writing where the picture characters have so changed that all resemblance to the objects they were originally intended to represent is lost, and therefore they can only be considered as mnemonic signs.
Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884-85, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1888, pages 253-372
Paint them, paint them apart, the three originals, unrelated, so that we may know how the wise men of old wisely built up the ideograph of to marry.
Example: The ideograph for "Shrimp in Lobster Sauce" actually says "warts in yak snot."
On the Chinese written language, the ideograph that stands for "trouble" represents two women under one roof.
Incidentally, this is probably what happened to Chinese: every Chinese language attaches the same meaning to each ideograph, but pronounces them differently.
I wonder how one checks the accuracy of an ideograph or stamped kanji?
Strictly speaking, this is an ideograph (idea captured by a sign) rather than a pictograph (idea captured by a picture).