[id-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, ahy-dee-]


an ideogram.

Nearby words

  1. identity sign,
  2. identity theft,
  3. identity theory,
  4. ideo-,
  5. ideogram,
  6. ideographic,
  7. ideography,
  8. ideokinetic apraxia,
  9. ideological,
  10. ideologist

Origin of ideograph

First recorded in 1825–35; ideo- + -graph

Related forms
Can be confusedideograph idiograph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for ideograph



late 1830s, from comb. form of Greek idea (see idea) + -graph "instrument for recording; something written." Related: Ideographic (1822); ideographical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper