aniconic

adjective an·icon·ic \¦aˌnī¦känik\

Definition of aniconic

  1. 1 :  symbolic or suggestive rather than literally representational :  not made or designed as a likeness trees, boulders, and other aniconic objects of primitive worship an aniconic image

  2. 2 :  without idols or images :  opposed to the use of idols or images an aniconic religion

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Origin and Etymology of aniconic

an- + iconic


First Known Use: 1884


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