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ideograph

[id-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, ahy-dee-] /ˈɪd i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈaɪ di-/
noun
1.
an ideogram.
Origin of ideograph
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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Word Origin and History for ideograph
n.

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

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