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Definition of the noun logogram

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noun - plural: logograms

  1. a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation
    • example: 7 is a logogram that is pronounced `seven' in English and `nanatsu' in Japanese
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of logogram: logograph
    • more generic words: ideogram / ideograph = a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it

Alternative definition of the noun logogram

noun

  1. A character or symbol that represents a word or phrase (e.g. a character of the Chinese writing system).
  2. A graphical symbol representing a concept or thing, as in roadside signs; a logo.

Explanation

  1. Logogram: A logogram, or logograph, is a grapheme which represents a word or a morpheme. This stands in contrast to phonograms, which represent phonemes or combinations of phonemes, and determinatives, which mark semantic categories.
    • also known as 语素文字
  2. Logogram: A logogram, or logograph, is a grapheme which represents a word or a morpheme . This stands in contrast tophonograms, which represent phonemes  or combinations of phonemes, and determinatives, which mark semantic categories.Logograms are commonly known also as "ideograms" or "hieroglyphics", which can also be called "hieroglyphs".

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Google previewIntermedial Arts (2011)

Disrupting, Remembering and Transforming Media by Leena Eilittä, Liliane Louvel

Moreover, reading the logogram means reading the artist's body and deciphering the inscription of gestures ...

Google previewThe reporter's manual of phonographic shorthand, with shorthand vocabulary. [With] (1875)

by Robert Wailes

A Logogram is a Phonogram placed in certain positions to represent words, as b, in the first position, for bay, be, bte ; in the second, for by, buy ; in the third, for bow, bough. A Grammalogue is a compound consonant character, ...

Google previewCassell's book of in-door amusements, card games and fireside fun (1882)

by Cassell, ltd

LOGOGRAMS. As its name implies, a logogram is a puzzle in which a word is made to undergo several transpositions, by the addition, subtraction, reversion of order, ...

Google previewBush Telegraph (2014)

Readings in Writing by Luke Strongman

A logogram is a sign that represents an idea or message as a unit of meaning, such as “%” for percentage. A pictogram is a picture of a concept 4. An ideogram represents a symbol for an idea, such as an arrow denoting a direction (Harris ...

Google previewCassell's book of sports and pastimes (1882)

by Cassell, ltd

15 3 LOGOGRAMS. As its name implies, a logogram is a pnzzle in which a word is made to underpi Heveral transpositions, by the addition, subtraction, reversion of order ...

Google previewPrehistoric Mesoamerica (2005)

by Richard E. W. Adams

A logogram is a unit of meaning in a given language equivalent to the linguists' morpheme. An example from English is "-ing," as in "hunt-ing." Maya morphemes usually occur in a consonant/vowel/ consonant pattern, such as bah. This is a ...

Google previewGately's Universal Educator (1886)

An Educational Cyclopaedia and Business Guide by Charles E. Beale, M. R. Gately

As its name implies, a logogram is a puzzle in which a word is made to undergo several transpositions, by the addition, subtraction, reversion of order, or substitution of a letter or letters. To Lord Macaulay we are indebted for some of the ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: A Concise Introduction to Linguistics by Bruce M. Rowe, ISBN 9780205572380 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

A Logogram is a grapheme which represents a word or a morpheme (the smallest meaningful unit of language). This stands in contrast to phonograms, which represent phonemes (speech sounds) or combinations of phonemes, and ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for A Concise Introduction to Linguistics, textbook by Bruce M. Rowe (2012)

Communication, Language by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

A Logogram is a grapheme which represents a word or a morpheme (the smallest meaningful unitof language). This stands in contrast to phonograms, which represent phonemes (speech sounds) or combinations ...

Google previewAncient Pakistan - An Archaeological History (2014)

Volume IV: Harappan Civilization - Theoretical and the Abstract by Mukhtar Ahmed

A logogram is a simplified pictogram, a written character, which represents a word or morpheme. The vast array of logograms, which are needed to write a language, is the major disadvantage of the logographic systems over other systems.

Google previewThe World as Design (2015)

Writings of Design by Otl Aicher

the logogram is a simple aesthetic phenomenon. a simple response to a major, complex demand. we wanted to translate light into typography.

Google previewCultural Portraits (2008)

A Synoptic Guide by Byron P. Palls

a logogram is a single character which represents an entire word or a meaningful unit of language. A type of writing, characteristic of Mayan languages, that is made up of symbols ...

Google previewThe Popol Vuh: An Astronomy Book

by D. M. Urquidi

Tafel IX, In Hittite lands, they spoke of a city called Melidia / Melitene (Its logogram is a fat and sassy version of an A-O-year sign of the Mixtec . The A-O of the Aztec system is thin and open in the middle. The Hittite version ...

Google previewThe History of English (2008)

by Scott Shay

A logogram is a single character that represents a word or “morpheme” (the smallest meaningful unit of language; this can be a word, an affix, a part of a compound word, etc.) This is much different from an alphabet, in which a letter represents ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

by William J. Frawley

corresponding logogram, conventionally transcribed in small capitals; and (c) the syllabically written Akkadian translation. The meanings of the Akkadian words in column (c) are suggested by comparison with closely related languages of the ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

LOGIST1CS–LOGOGRAM. hension of the real function of formal L., which, as has been seen, makes no pretensions to be an instrument of scientific discovery. Inductive theory has received many developments since the time of Bacon, notably ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2013)

Over 10,000ÊCommon and Confusing Words Explained by Diagram Group

logogram A symbol used to represent a complete word or phrase. For example, the sign $, for dollar, is a logogram. mail serverA central computer that forwards email messages. modem Modulator/demodulator, a device that converts computer ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

logogram (n.) In the study of writing systems, a written or printed ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

logical type logical type ---,- type theory logistics => formal logic logogram => logography logography [Grk logos 'expression,' graphein to write'] Writing system in which the meaning of individual linguistic expressions (individual words) is ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2007)

by P.H. Matthews

Likewise a compound logogram (or 'ideogram') is a *logogram which represents a single lexical or grammatical unit but can be analysed into parts that correspond to other separate logograms. compound sentence One formed by ...

Google previewEssential 18037 Pages English Dictionary (2015)

by Nam Nguyen

Logogram.] (Phonography) Defn: Literally, a letter word; a word represented by a logogram; as, it, represented by |, that is, t. pitman. GRAMMAR Gram"mar, n.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

logogram: A writtenorpictorial symbol intended torepresent a wholeword. Writing systems that makeuse oflogograms ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2012)

by Ernest Weekley

logogram, logograph. Sign representing word, G. ltdyoq. Cf. logogriph, word-puzzle, F. logogriphe, from G. ypidaos, fishing-net, riddle; logomachy, word-strife, G. Myo,u.a.x[a, from juixr), contest; logotype (typ.) ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications (2000)

by Marcel Danesi

logograph [see *logogram] logos [< Greek LOGOS 'word, reckoning, thought'] 1. in philosophy, synonym for reason as manifested by the speech faculty; 2. in Christian theology, the eternal thought or word of ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia, Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume VI, Humber to Malta (1901)

G92 LOGOGRAM LOIRE lines of the Laws of Thought, Baynes's New Analytic of Logical Forms, Jevons' Pure Logic and Other Papers, Venn's Symbolic Logic, and the works of De Morgan and Boole deal with proposed developments of logic ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE (1892)

LOGOGRAM LOIRE lines of the Laws of Thought, Baynes's New Analytic of Logical Forms, □Tevons' Pure Logic and Other Papers, Venn'B Symbolic Logic, and the works of De Morgan and Boole deal with proposed developments of ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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