icon·​o·​graph·​ic | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌkä-nə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce iconographic (audio) \
variants: or iconographical \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌkä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce iconographical (audio) \

Definition of iconographic

1 : of or relating to iconography
2 : representing something by pictures or diagrams

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iconographically \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌkä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iconographically (audio) \ adverb

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Evidence in pictures Most of what is known about the festival is iconographic and comes from artwork found at the temple precinct of Amun-Re at Karnak, the Temple of Luxor; and the mortuary temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu. National Geographic, "Egypt’s pharaohs welcomed summer with this fabulous festival," 25 June 2019 Some iconographic details of this mythical apocalypse that emerged around 1000 AD may have been influenced by astronomical events—notably comets and total eclipses. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Wolf’s jaw” star cluster may have inspired parts of Ragnarök myth," 16 Nov. 2018 Herman has designed logos and promotional materials for corporate clients but is maybe best known for iconographic depictions of U.S. landmarks and other places that have moved him, according to his numericpress.com site. Julio Ojeda-zapata, Twin Cities, "Sun Country names all its planes after Minnesota lakes, redecorating the craft to match," 11 Apr. 2017 Designers continuously change the world, shaping the din of our daily lives with subtle iconographic cues. The New Yorker, "SVA Theatre," 31 Mar. 2017 Older mission patches tend to be more iconographic than their contemporary counterparts. Alexis Madrigal, WIRED, "NASA’s Most Awesomely Weird Mission Patches," 28 Aug. 2009 This detail is realized through ornate ruffs, thickly embroidered dresses and iconographic props such as flowers and fruit. Alexandra Genova, Time, "The Story Behind TIME's Game of Thrones Cover Shoot," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of iconographic

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of iconographic was circa 1855

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