picture writing
noun Date: 1741 1. the recording of events or expression of messages by pictures representing actions or facts 2. the record or message represented by picture writing

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  • Picture writing — Picture Pic ture, n. [L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to paint: cf. F. peinture. See {Paint}.] 1. The art of painting; representation by painting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Any well expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture. Sir H. Wotton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picture writing — n. 1. writing consisting of pictures or figures representing ideas 2. the pictures or figures so used; pictographs; hieroglyphics …   English World dictionary

  • picture-writing — picˈture writing noun The use of pictures to express ideas or relate events • • • Main Entry: ↑picture …   Useful english dictionary

  • picture writing — noun a writing system using pictographs • Hypernyms: ↑orthography, ↑writing system …   Useful english dictionary

  • picture writing — 1. the art of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures, or pictorial symbols, as practiced by preliterate peoples. 2. pictorial symbols forming a record or communication. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • picture writing — noun a mode of recording events by pictorial symbols; pictography …   English new terms dictionary

  • picture writing — pic′ture writ ing n. ling. ara a method or system of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures or pictorial symbols • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • picture writing — /ˈpɪktʃə raɪtɪŋ/ (say pikchuh ruyting) noun 1. the art of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures or pictorial symbols, as practised by preliterate peoples. 2. pictorial symbols forming a record or communication …   Australian English dictionary

  • Picture — Pic ture, n. [L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to paint: cf. F. peinture. See {Paint}.] 1. The art of painting; representation by painting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Any well expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture. Sir H. Wotton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Picture gallery — Picture Pic ture, n. [L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to paint: cf. F. peinture. See {Paint}.] 1. The art of painting; representation by painting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Any well expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture. Sir H. Wotton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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