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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it;
- Example: "Chinese characters are ideograms"
[syn: ideogram, ideograph]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ideogram \I*de"o*gram\, n. [Ideo- + -gram; cf. F. id['e]ograme.] 1. An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea. [1913 Webster] Ideograms may be defined to be pictures intended to represent either things or thoughts. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] You might even have a history without language written or spoken, by means of ideograms and gesture. --J. Peile. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, ?, $, ?, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. A phonetic symbol; a letter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ideogram n 1: a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it; "Chinese characters are ideograms" [syn: ideogram, ideograph]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "ideogram": allegory, alphabet, arrowhead, art, blueprint, character, charactering, characterization, charactery, chart, choreography, cipher, conventional representation, conventional symbol, cuneiform, dance notation, delineation, demonstration, demotic character, depiction, depictment, determinative, diagram, drama, drawing, emblem, exemplification, figuration, grammalogue, hieratic symbol, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, hieroglyphics, hiragana, iconography, iconology, ideograph, illustration, imagery, imaging, kana, katakana, letter, limning, logogram, logograph, logotype, love knot, map, musical notation, notation, ogham, phonetic, phonetic symbol, pictogram, pictograph, picturization, plan, portraiture, portrayal, prefigurement, presentment, printing, projection, radical, realization, rendering, rendition, representation, rune, schema, score, script, shorthand, syllabary, symbol, symbolic system, symbolism, symbolization, symbology, tablature, token, totem, totem pole, type, wedge, word letter, writing
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

ideogram A symbol representing a concept. Nearly all ideograms are pictograms - pictures of the thing represented, others are merely conventional. An example of non-pictorial ideogram might be the degree symbol (a superfix circle) when used for temperature. (2014-07-30)