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Definition of "ideographic" [i•de•o•graph•ic]

  • Pertaining to an ideograph or ideography. (adjective)

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Use "ideographic" in a sentence
  • "The symbolical, or tropical (by Bunsen termed ideographic), substituted one object for another, to which it bore an analogy, as heaven and a star expressed night; a leg in a trap, deceit; two arms stretched towards heaven expressed the word offering; a censer with some grains of incense, adoration; a bee was made to signify Lower"
  • "Historical and interpretive studies were treated as "ideographic" or anecdotal -- not well suited to discovering important social regularities."
  • "Wilkins '“real character” is a kind of ideographic script, constructed on completely rational principles, and hence maximally systematic."
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