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iconography

i·co·nog·ra·phy

iconography

pronunciation:
aI k na gr fi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: iconographies
definition 1: the representation of meanings, esp. conventional ones, by visual symbols or images.
definition 2: the study of such representation, often in the work of a particular artist, period, or the like; iconology.
definition 3: the symbols or images of a particular artist, period, or culture.
the iconography of ancient Egypt
derivation: iconographer (n.)