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- 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
Such a system was composed by the Bishop Wilkins already referred to; Bacon had busied himself with a 'pasigraphy' long before; Leibnitz, Dalgaru,
It is also in contemplation to teach a blind pupil _pasigraphy_, or universal language, invented by DEMAIMIEUX.