Ideographical
Ideographic I`de*o*graph"ic, Ideographical I`de*o*graph"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. id['e]ographique.] Of or pertaining to an ideogram; representing ideas by symbols, independently of sounds; as, 9 represents not the word ``nine,'' but the idea of the number itself. -- {I`de*o*graph"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ideographic — I de*o*graph ic, Ideographical I de*o*graph ic*al, a. [Cf. F. id[ e]ographique.] Of or pertaining to an ideogram; representing ideas by symbols, independently of sounds; as, 9 represents not the word nine, but the idea of the number itself. {I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ideographically — Ideographic I de*o*graph ic, Ideographical I de*o*graph ic*al, a. [Cf. F. id[ e]ographique.] Of or pertaining to an ideogram; representing ideas by symbols, independently of sounds; as, 9 represents not the word nine, but the idea of the number… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ideographic — [id΄ē ō graf′ik, id΄ē əgraf′ik; ī΄dēō graf′ik, ī΄dēə graf′ik] adj. of, or having the nature of, an ideogram or ideography: also ideographical * * * See ideograph. * * * …   Universalium

  • ideograph — ideographic /id ee euh graf ik, uy dee /, ideographical, adj. ideographically, adv. /id ee euh graf , grahf , uy dee /, n. an ideogram. [1825 35; IDEO + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • 表意文字 — biǎoyì wénzì [ideographical writing; ideograph] 用代表一定意义的符号构成的文字, 如最早的汉字、 古埃及圣书文字等 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • ideograph — (n.) late 1830s, from comb. form of Gk. idea (see IDEA (Cf. idea)) + GRAPH (Cf. graph). Related: Ideographic (1822); ideographical …   Etymology dictionary

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