pictograph (also pictogram) NOUN 1) a pictorial symbol for a word or phrase. 2) a pictorial representation of statistics on a chart, graph, or computer screen.
DERIVATIVES pictographic adjective.
ORIGIN from Latin pingere 'to paint' .

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  • pictograph — UK US /ˈpɪktəɡrɑːf/ US  /ˈpɪktəɡræf/ noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS PICTOGRAM(Cf. ↑pictogram) …   Financial and business terms

  • pictograph — (n.) picture or symbol representing an idea, 1851, from L. pictus painted (see PAINT (Cf. paint) (v.)) + graph (see GRAPHY (Cf. graphy)). First used in reference to American Indian writing …   Etymology dictionary

  • pictograph — [pik′tə graf΄] n. [< L pictus (see PICTURE) + GRAPH] 1. a picture or picturelike symbol representing an idea, as in primitive writing; hieroglyphic 2. PICTOGRAPHY 3. a diagram or graph using pictured objects to convey ideas, information, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • pictograph — noun Etymology: Latin pictus + English o + graph Date: 1851 1. an ancient or prehistoric drawing or painting on a rock wall 2. one of the symbols belonging to a pictorial graphic system 3. a diagram representing statistical data by pictorial… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pictograph — pictographic /pik teuh graf ik/, adj. pictographically, adv. /pik teuh graf , grahf /, n. 1. a pictorial sign or symbol. 2. a record consisting of pictorial symbols, as a prehistoric cave drawing or a graph or chart with symbolic figures… …   Universalium

  • pictograph — noun a) a picture that represents a word or an idea; a hieroglyph b) a graphic character Syn: pictogram …   Wiktionary

  • pictograph — A vision test chart for illiterates …   Medical dictionary

  • pictograph — Synonyms and related words: arrowhead, character, cuneiform, demotic character, determinative, grammalogue, hieratic symbol, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, hieroglyphics, hiragana, ideogram, ideograph, kana, katakana, logogram, logograph, ogham,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pictograph — [ [t]pɪ̱ktəgrɑːf, græf[/t]] see pictogram …   English dictionary