ideography

[ id-ee-og-ruh-fee, ahy-dee- ]
/ ˌɪd iˈɒg rə fi, ˌaɪ di- /

noun

the use of ideograms.

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Origin of ideography

First recorded in 1830–40; ideo- + -graphy
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British Dictionary definitions for ideography

ideography
/ (ˌɪdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the use of ideograms to communicate ideas
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