Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pictograph.

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  • n. A picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration.

Etymologies

Latin pictus, past participle of pingere, to paint; see pictograph + -gram.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Ed Sherwood talks about a non-manmade 'pictogram' discovered at Laguna Canyon in California in

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  • Ed Sherwood talks about a non-manmade 'pictogram' discovered at Laguna Canyon in California in 1996, including biophysical evidence that could be explained by plant exposure to a frequency of sound, and other anomalies consistent with many non-manmade Crop Circle formations that have been reported worldwide.

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  • And wwwww adequately imitated, in the manner of a newly devised pictogram, the up-and-down body motions of the laughing person.

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  • Right now there are over 400 green certification systems vying for the attention of earth-conscious consumers, so if you have trouble remembering what each little pictogram stands for, you are not alone.

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  • Some of the signs contained a pictogram of a railway, and she was able to follow these to a ticket counter.

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  • The BBC News reported that the novel is “believed to focus on freemasonry, with the lost symbol of the title a reference to a ciphered pictogram in an ancient book called The Key of Solomon.”

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  • A year before Danish painter Asger Jorn founded the Cobra art group an acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam in 1948, he published a manifesto proclaiming a return to the basics of art, accompanied by a reproduction of Paul Klee's pictogram "The Snake Goddess and Her Foe."

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  • They had written two names with the pictogram of a heart between them.

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  • Where once we had a URL, we now have a pictogram that we push with our finger.

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