Definition of ideograph in English:

ideograph

Syllabification: id·e·o·graph
Pronunciation: /ˈidēəˌgraf, ˈīdēə-
 
/

noun

  • another term for ideogram.
    More example sentences
    • Then ten years of school for learning the first thousand Chinese kanji ideographs, with thousands more to go.
    • Later to create more words, symbols were added to pictographs to form ideographs.
    • In Afrikan Alphabets, the author introduces a number of ideographs, pictographs and scripts devised and designed by Africans to express and represent a voice sound, a word, or an idea.

Derivatives

ideographic

Pronunciation: /ˌidēəˈgrafik, ˌīdēə-/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Their system was an integrated technology of stylus, clay, and cuneiform that was at first pictographic and became in due course ideographic and syllabographic.
  • Object-naming tasks employ pictures, and kanji characters are ideographic and sometimes pictorial in nature.
  • The sad truth is that even chimpanzees and rats can learn to read simple ideographic language.

ideography

Pronunciation: /ˌidēˈägrəfē, ˌīdē-/
noun
More example sentences
  • In traditional ideography, each of these has a distinct character.
  • There was no resemblance to the Greek alphabet English utilises; more like a coalition of Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese ideography.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek idea 'form' + -graph.

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