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ideogram

[ id-ee-uh-gram, ahy-dee- ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌgræm, ˈaɪ di- /
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noun
a written symbol that represents an idea or object directly rather than a particular word or speech sound, as a Chinese character.
a written symbol, as 7, =, or &; a logogram.
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Origin of ideogram

First recorded in 1830–40; ideo- + -gram1
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British Dictionary definitions for ideogram

ideogram

ideograph (ˈɪdɪəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)

/ (ˈɪdɪəʊˌɡræm) /

noun
a sign or symbol, used in such writing systems as those of China or Japan, that directly represents a concept, idea, or thing rather than a word or set of words for it
any graphic sign or symbol, such as %, @, &, etc
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