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ideography

[id-ee-og-ruh-fee, ahy-dee-]
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noun
  1. the use of ideograms.
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Origin of ideography

First recorded in 1830–40; ideo- + -graphy
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Examples from the Web for ideography

Historical Examples

  • Ideography, ī-de-og′ra-fi, n. the representation of things by pictures, and not by sound-symbols or letters.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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  • Here also the Chinese ideography has its advantage, in even a simple line, for example, "The sun rises in the east."

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    Ezra Pound


British Dictionary definitions for ideography

ideography

noun
  1. the use of ideograms to communicate ideas
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