pictograph

[pik-tuh-graf, -grahf]
noun
1.
a pictorial sign or symbol.
2.
a record consisting of pictorial symbols, as a prehistoric cave drawing or a graph or chart with symbolic figures representing a certain number of people, cars, factories, etc.

Origin:
1850–55; < Latin pict(us) painted (see picture) + -o- + -graph

pictographic [pik-tuh-graf-ik] , adjective
pictographically, adverb
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pictograph (ˈpɪktəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
1.  a picture or symbol standing for a word or group of words, as in written Chinese
2.  a chart on which symbols are used to represent values, such as population levels or consumption
 
[C19: from Latin pictus, from pingere to paint]
 
pictographic
 
adj
 
pictography
 
n

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pictograph
"picture or symbol representing an idea," 1851, from L. pictus "painted" (see paint) + -graph. First used in ref. to Amer.Indian writing.
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Example sentences
The ventilation controls themselves are neat, featuring a human pictograph for choosing where the flow of air should be directed.
The teacher holds up a pictograph card and calls out the name of what is
  pictured.
After predictions for each pictograph, write the correct meaning under its
  pictograph.
Be sure to show the students how to complete each type of graph by using a
  pictograph, bar graph, and line graph.
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