Ideogram vs. Pictogram

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ideogram and Pictogram is that the Ideogram is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept and Pictogram is a ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object.

  • Ideogram (noun)

    A picture or symbol which represents the idea of something without indicating the sequence of sounds used to pronounce it. Examples include digits, traffic signs, and graphic symbols such as @.

  • Pictogram (noun)

    A picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration.

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