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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  • 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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