Definition of aniconic
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 : 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: 1884See Words from the same year
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