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Definition of "pictograph" [pic•to•graph]

  • A picture representing a word or idea; a hieroglyph. (noun)
  • A record in hieroglyphic symbols. (noun)
  • A pictorial representation of numerical data or relationships, especially a graph, but having each value represented by a proportional number of pictures. (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 "pictograph" in a sentence
  • "The pictograph is a good idea, but it's not required."
  • "Made with crimson and amber velvet and metallic thread, it's a smooth adaptation of the artist's Jung-inspired "pictograph" paintings."
  • ""pictograph" rather than give what a dramatic critic calls "a solid and studied rendering" of events."