[ pik-tuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈpɪk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pictographpic·to·graph·ic [pik-tuh-graf-ik], /ˌpɪk təˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivepic·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use pictograph in a sentence
Neither do his pictographic dramas have any resemblance to the covers from which his characters hail.Pulp Fictions|Philip Gefter|September 10, 2009|DAILY BEAST
It was pictographic and showed a man leading a pack-horse along a white road to a wigwam.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
A pictographic painting--the Coat of Arms of the great family of Shewish hung upon the wall.
The figure at the base of the pictographic painting represents the mammoth whale upon whose back the whole creation rests.
The centre figure in the pictographic painting is a wolf grotesquely drawn.
Pictographic writing, which is so well known among the Micmacs, was also practised by the Passamaquoddies.Contribution to Passamaquoddy Folk-Lore|J. Walter Fewkes
British Dictionary definitions for pictograph
/ (ˈpɪktəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /
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
Derived forms of pictographpictographic (ˌpɪktəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivepictography (pɪkˈtɒɡrəfɪ), noun
Word Origin for pictograph
C19: from Latin pictus, from pingere to paint
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