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Definition of "logogram" []

  • A written symbol representing an entire spoken word without expressing its pronunciation; for example, for 4 read "four” in English, "quattro” in Italian. Also called ideogram, logograph. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "logogram" in a sentence
  • "The ampersand is an example of a logogram, which is a single character formed from the combination of two or more characters the & is a blending of the letters e and t. madCanada says:"
  • "Davydov refers to what Pushkin does with P-L-T as a 'logogram', citing F. de Saussure's definition of this as 'a"
  • "Aside from the damage to the tablet over time, the difficulty facing Herod in determining the precise meaning of the logogram that he was examining lay in the difference between the Sumerian and Akkadian languages."