What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

picture writing

the art of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures, or pictorial symbols, as practiced by preliterate peoples.
pictorial symbols forming a record or communication.
Origin of picture writing
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for picture writing
  • It is made of terra cotta and con- tains on both sides a spiral line of picture writing.
  • Other rock art representations could actually be a form of picture writing.
  • There it was, heroic in size, a picture writing on the sun.
  • Scouts will take part in sign language and picture writing activities.
British Dictionary definitions for picture writing

picture writing

any writing system that uses pictographs
a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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