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ideograph

[id-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, ahy-dee-]
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noun
  1. an ideogram.
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Origin of ideograph

First recorded in 1825–35; ideo- + -graph
Related formsid·e·o·graph·ic [id-ee-uh-graf-ik, ahy-dee-] /ˌɪd i əˈgræf ɪk, ˌaɪ di-/, id·e·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveid·e·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·id·e·o·graph·ic, adjectiveun·id·e·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveun·id·e·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedideograph idiograph
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ideograph

n.

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

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