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log·o·graph

 (lô′gə-grăf′, lŏg′ə-)
n.

log′o·graph′ic adj.
log′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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logogram, logograph, grammalogue - A logogram or logograph is the same as a grammalogue, a word represented by a single sign, like $.
See also related terms for representation.
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Noun1.logograph - a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation; "7 is a logogram that is pronounced `seven' in English and `nanatsu' in Japanese"
ideogram, ideograph - a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it; "Chinese characters are ideograms"
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The unknown two-dimensional stimuli consisted of 25 Chinese logograph symbols.
Besides, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'to cross water,' in Sado [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the name of the island, seems important, because this logograph means 'to cross.' As the background history and the legend show, both 'rough sea' and 'the Milky Way' are obstacles for the loved ones "crossing" for their meeting.
A study of interlingual and intralingual Stroop effect in three different scripts: Logograph, syllabary, and alphabet.
In this scheme, 1 is the logograph for unity, the disembodied principle of numbering, whereas 2 represents the potential for the extension of numerical principle and relationship to the dimensions of the material world.
Consistent with these contrasts between logographic and alphabetic systems, Green & Meara (1987) found that adult native Chinese readers from mainland China produced U-shaped functions when searching for a target logograph in a string of such logographs.
It is of interest that in Egyptian hieroglyphic writing "sun" and "day" were written with the same element; the dot-within-a-circle was a logograph for "sun," and phonograms were added to distinguish the reading for "sun" from the reading for "day" (William G.
It should be noted that vocal or oral language is not synonymous with our subject matter of verbal behavior, either, because verbal behavior may occur in various topographies (e.g., sign language, Morse code, smoke signals, drum beats, logograph symbols, hieroglyphics).
(91) While it is true that the pictorial representation of a glyph does not always provide its meaning (as in Chinese), it often does (as is also the case with Chinese, which, like Classic Mayan glyphs, combines logographs and phonetic signs).
* the system of symbols and/or signs for encoding meaning--from cuneiform to rebuses, glyphs, logographs, alphabets and digital codes
Ancestral Intelligence: Improvisations and Logographs. Schwarcz holds
And this applies not just to alphabetic handwriting: Jean-Pierre Orliaguet in France (1997) has found that Chinese logographs are perceived in terms of the flow of the movement strokes used to paint them.