Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

ideograph

[id-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, ahy-dee-]
noun
  1. an ideogram.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ideographically

Historical Examples

  • Ideographically, it is composed of two elements, 'strength' and 'acquire.'

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow


Word Origin and History for ideographically

ideograph

n.

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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper