Ideogram

I*de"o*gram

(?), n. [Ideo- + -gram; cf. F. idograme.] 1. An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.
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Ideograms may be defined to be pictures intended to represent either things or thoughts.
I. Taylor (The Alphabet).
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You might even have a history without language written or spoken, by means of ideograms and gesture.
J. Peile.
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2. A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, , $, , etc.
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3. A phonetic symbol; a letter.
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