- a graphic symbol representing an object or concept without expressing, as in a phonetic system, the sounds that form its name
- a symbol representing a concept rather than a word: 5, +, ÷ are all ideograms
Origin of ideogramideo- + -gram
- A character or symbol representing an idea or a thing without expressing the pronunciation of a particular word or words for it, as in the traffic sign commonly used for “no parking” or “parking prohibited.” Also called ideograph .
- See logogram.
- A graphic symbol, such as &, $, or @.