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ideograph

[id-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, ahy-dee-] /ˈɪd i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈaɪ di-/
noun
1.
an ideogram.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; ideo- + -graph
Related forms
ideographic
[id-ee-uh-graf-ik, ahy-dee-] /ˌɪd i əˈgræf ɪk, ˌaɪ di-/ (Show IPA),
ideographical, adjective
ideographically, adverb
unideographic, adjective
unideographical, adjective
unideographically, adverb
Can be confused
ideograph, idiograph.
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Examples from the web for ideographic
  • Some sciences are ideographic and some are nomothetic.
  • Conventional program evaluation standards often omit the nuances of ideographic and phenotypic attributes of people of color.
  • Subsequently he had various imaginary encounters with the enemy, and won sundry signal ideographic victories.
Word Origin and History for ideographic

ideograph

n.

late 1830s, from comb. form of Greek idea (see idea) + -graph "instrument for recording; something written." Related: Ideographic (1822); ideographical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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