from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, related to, or composed of logographs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to logography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to written words; consisting of characters or signs each of which singly represents a complete word.
- Pertaining to logography.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to logograms or logographs
This system he called logographic printing, -- logographic being a combination of two Greek words signifying word-writing.
The perfect book or speech obeys in every respect the pure and merciless laws of what has been called logographic necessity.
Such writing is "logographic" (symbols for words), and doesn't give the reader information on how to speak it, which is itself a great benefit, for then even people who speak different languages can utilize the same writing system and be able to communicate via it.
Displays on alphabetic and logographic writing systems.
Compare for example, our alphabetic scripts against the logographic picture style of the Chinese.
Thus Sumerian logographic signs, if used in Akkadian, would not convey the same exact meaning, while the same sign could, depending upon context, mean different words, a linguistic trait known as polyvalency.
Omniglot is an interesting site about writing systems, which it classifies in alphabetic, syllabic, logographic, and alternative systems describing real and fictitious languages.
What is a logographic or non-logographic writing system?
Of the languages I know written in non-logographic writing systems, English has by far the most difficult spelling.
The San Andrés researchers believe these symbols represent words or ideas and reflect the first stages of logographic writing.