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ideogram

An expression of an idea in a graphic element. From the Greek "idea" + "write." See icon and emoticon.
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Early writing, pictographs, ideographs and even rebus-like writing still used and depended upon sensorial participation with the natural world.
42) Prior to Decision 121, DRV ethnographers had reasoned that, because the Dao spoke Mandarin and had a written script based on Chinese ideographs, their language should be grouped within the Sino-Tibetan family.
The encoding provides the capacity to encode all the characters of the major languages in the world, including the ideographs of China, Japan, and Korea.
English letters are different from the ideographs on which Chinese characters are based.
Several centuries earlier, Matteo Ricci had already noted that the Chinese "employ ideographs resembling the hieroglyphic figures of the ancient Egyptians" (26).
Like ASCII, Unicode assigns a number for each character; unlike ASCII, Unicode's fixed 16-bit length will provide room for 65,536 characters, which, supposedly, will accommodate all major living languages, including ideographs used in Japan and China, plus non-Roman alphabets such as Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and Sanskrit.
For Derrida, the Poundian vision of Chinese ideographs, together with his poetics, seems to indicate that the 'historical significance' lies in his attempt to make his poetics with the help of the graphic irreducibility of the Chinese characters.
Edgar Polome's study 'The Names of the Runes' suggests, however, the alphabet's origins precisely as ideographs for divination, and perhaps more circumspectly, John Hines points out in his admirable account 'Inscriptions of Anglo-Saxon England' that runes are often hidden from view on the backs of early Anglo-Saxon artefacts, suggesting the possibility of 'a special lexical set .
The progression from words to symbols was to mathematics something like the progression from ideographs to letters in ordinary writing, or from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals in arithmetical computation.
In the absence of any discernible moral or intellectual difference between the Republican and Democratic parties, elections proceed by means of ideographs and holograms--John F.
Even when these are clear, Fuller's sources do not always provide him with macrons and very rarely with kanji - the original Japanese ideographs.
Yet she writes sentences that border on the impenetrable: "Like nominalization, passivation in the ABC newscasts relied on the dualities present in ideographs.