Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin pictus, past participle of pingere, to paint; see pictograph + –gram.]

Examples

  • Next in our study of early forms of symbolic language are pictographs and ideographs (used interchangeably with the terms pictogram and ideogram).

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Next in our study of early forms of symbolic language are pictographs and ideographs (used interchangeably with the terms pictogram and ideogram).

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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

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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.

    The English Is Coming!

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

    The English Is Coming!

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

    Rogue Oracle

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

    Rogue Oracle

  • 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.”

    2009 August 16 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • 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.

    Lea Bogdan | Inhabitat

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