iconography

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

icon +‎ -ography

Noun[edit]

iconography (countable and uncountable, plural iconographies)

  1. A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized genre of art.
  2. The art of representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons.
    the iconography of the ancients
  3. The study of representative art in general.

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