Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The use of ideograms.
  • noun logography

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

  • noun the use of ideograms in writing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ideo- + -graphy

Examples

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  • Old-timers used ASCII and coffe

    Assembling slash and apostrophe.

    Now digital fogies

    They loathe mew emojis

    As prefab unearned ideography.

    November 25, 2017