a pictorial sign or symbol.
a record consisting of pictorial symbols, as a prehistoric cave drawing or a graph or chart with symbolic figures representing a certain number of people, cars, factories, etc.
- pic·to·graph·ic [pik-tuh-graf-ik], /ˌpɪk təˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
- pic·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use pictograph in a sentence
Boldly sculpted or painted pictographs and petroglyphs are easier to work around, while fine-lined carvings demand a bit more caution.A Visitor to Big Bend Damaged a 5,000-Year-Old Petroglyph Forever | cobrien | January 12, 2022 | Outside Online
Its earliest manifestations were simple pictographs on the digital cave wall of a TV screen.
The other pictograph shows one or more rectangular layers filled with dots, and means tlalli, or “earth.”This pictogram is one of the oldest known accounts of earthquakes in the Americas | Carolyn Gramling | September 7, 2021 | Science News
And the common pictograph to represent the Arikara among all the surrounding tribes was a conventionalised ear of corn.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
Fig. 214 is an Ojibwa pictograph found in Schoolcraft, I, pl.
The Ojibwa pictograph for sun is seen in Fig. 169, taken from Schoolcraft, loc.
Fig. 211 is an Ojibwa pictograph taken from Schoolcraft, loc.
First, it is simply a representation of an object or a phenomenon, that is, a pictograph.Evolution in Art | Alfred C. Haddon
British Dictionary definitions for pictograph
a picture or symbol standing for a word or group of words, as in written Chinese
a chart on which symbols are used to represent values, such as population levels or consumption
- pictographic (ˌpɪktəˈɡræfɪk), adjective
- pictography (pɪkˈtɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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