Definition of ideographic in English:


Pronunciation /ʌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈɡrafɪk//ɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈɡrafɪk/


  • See ideograph

    • ‘Their system was an integrated technology of stylus, clay, and cuneiform that was at first pictographic and became in due course ideographic and syllabographic.’
    • ‘Ancient Egyptians developed a pictographic and ideographic writing system known as hieroglyphics.’
    • ‘Kanji characters, on the other hand, are ideographic, and often have several pronunciations and multiple meanings.’
    • ‘Object-naming tasks employ pictures, and kanji characters are ideographic and sometimes pictorial in nature.’
    • ‘The sad truth is that even chimpanzees and rats can learn to read simple ideographic language.’