As nouns the difference between pictogram and hieroglyphic
is that pictogram
is a picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration while hieroglyphic
is (chiefly|in the plural) a writing system of ancient egypt, minoans, maya and other civilizations, using pictorial symbols to represent individual sounds as a rebus.
As an adjective hieroglyphic is
of, relating to, or written with this system of symbols.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* pictogramme (rare)
A picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration.
Strictly speaking, a pictogram'' represents by illustration, an ''ideogram'' represents an idea, and a ''logogram'' represents a word: Chinese characters are all logograms, but few are pictograms or ideograms. Casually, ''pictogram is used to represent all of these: it is a picture representing some concept.
typical of the Graeco-Roman period.
(chiefly, in the plural) a writing system of ancient Egypt, Minoans, Maya and other civilizations, using pictorial symbols to represent individual sounds as a rebus
any symbol used in this system; a hieroglyph
(by extension) undecipherable handwriting or secret symbol
of, relating to, or written with this system of symbols
- hieroglyphic writing
difficult to decipher
- hieroglyphic obelisk