ideogram

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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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A] usage" is distinguished from "an idea," writes McGee, and "The significance of ideographs is in their concrete history as usages, not in their alleged idea-content" (9-10).
The static and rigidly codified signs of Earther-style English, moreover, are in stark contrast to the fluidity of the Aqueduct sign language and ideographs.
The You I in the group's name can mean ''you and I'' in English or ''fraternalism'' in Japanese, using the ''kanji'' ideographs for ''friendship'' and ''love.
Ideographs and hieroglyphs are not oral representations, but they tend to be awkward.
3) Its characters, he speculated, would resemble the things they represented, either physically as pictographs or conceptually as ideographs.
This would work well for Western alphabets, though it would be less effective for Chinese and Japanese ideographs and so on.
Early writing, pictographs, ideographs and even rebus-like writing still used and depended upon sensorial participation with the natural world.
Several centuries earlier, Matteo Ricci had already noted that the Chinese "employ ideographs resembling the hieroglyphic figures of the ancient Egyptians" (26).
1 Various terms have been used for these, such as pictograms or pictographs, ideograms or ideographs, logograms or logographs: usage still varies from area to area (cf.
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.
Yet she writes sentences that border on the impenetrable: "Like nominalization, passivation in the ABC newscasts relied on the dualities present in ideographs.
those with similarity to its referent) and pictographs (both of which seem to "show") developed into abstract tokens and ideographs (both of which seem "to say").