Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A writing system where concepts are written instead of words. The system is not phonetic and uses ideograms, such as mathematical symbols. It is intended to be universally understood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A system of universal writing, or a manner of writing that may be understood and used by all nations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A system of language-signs adapted to universal use; a kind of writing that may be understood and used by all nations.

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

  • n. an artificial international language using characters (as mathematical symbols) instead of words to express ideas

Etymologies

From Greek. (Wiktionary)

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  • If Wikipedia is to be believed, the aim of this 'is to be intelligible to persons of all languages', so it isn't really at home on the Cryptolects list. I'm going to make some other lists involving conlangs and writing systems, though, so I'm still glad to have had it brought to my attention.

    November 11, 2008