icon·​o·​graph·​ic (ˌ)ī-ˌkä-nə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce iconographic (audio)
variants or iconographical
: of or relating to iconography
: representing something by pictures or diagrams
iconographically adverb

Examples of iconographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lucero based this suggestion on evidence gleaned from archaeological excavations, settlement maps, sediment cores, current wetlands, and iconographic and hieroglyphic records. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 9 Oct. 2023 There’s something meta about Meisel capturing these iconographic faces all done up as versions of himself—see: Kaia Gerber in his oversized trapper hat; Scott Barnhill in his paisley bandana; Jackson Jarrel in his black kilt and boots; and Alton Mason in his relaxed blazer and leather pants. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 8 Sep. 2023 Even the crowning scene of Huston sliding down a gigantic American flag (an iconographic protest reimagined in De Palma’s 1981 Blow Out) symbolizes a patriot/patriarch duality. Armond White, National Review, 16 Aug. 2023 Andy Wainwright Despite their seeming austerity and intellectual heft — mathematical exactitude, strict forms, iconographic echoes — Careau’s sculptures are as approachable and adaptable as scissors, a compass, or a trowel, and as filled with potential. Cate McQuaid, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2023 Instead, saints with the iconographic power of Mayan deities lined the walls. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 22 June 2023 However, there was no physical evidence of the custom beyond iconographic and literary sources—until now. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 Apr. 2023 The exhibition’s original focus on Brazil remains as an echo, suggesting another exhibition that might focus on the iconographic differences between emancipation in the United States and other countries, including Brazil, which didn’t free its enslaved people until 1888. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 In fact, sets of iconographic and pictorial relate to the deciphered code. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 13 July 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of iconographic was circa 1855

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“Iconographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconographic. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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