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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Other Words from iconographic

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

Examples of iconographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Up sign that is definitely part of the iconographic language that Dread’s discussing. New York Times, "The 25 Most Influential Works of American Protest Art Since World War II," 15 Oct. 2020 In the faith’s early years, the church adorned many of its buildings with iconographic symbols, says Roberts, the architect. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Statue of limitations? Under Russell Nelson, fewer and fewer temples have an Angel Moroni," 2 Oct. 2020 Oriol talks about the iconographic significance of a viaduct that was closed to be replaced. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "‘LA Originals’ Review: How Two Artists Shaped a Hip-Hop Scene," 10 Apr. 2020 With the exception of his famous paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Warhol is probably best known for these iconographic depictions of celebrities. John J. Miller, National Review, "Andy Warhola’s Religion," 19 Dec. 2019 Within a single salon, and amid its handful of workers and customers, Mbakam discerns the fault lines of modern life, analyzes them in terms of personal experience, and displays them with an enduring and exemplary iconographic power. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Rosine Mbakam’s Intimate Documentaries of Cameroon and the Diaspora," 16 Oct. 2019 Still, the film's iconographic treatment of handguns turns into harsh reality. David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Romeo + Juliet': THR's 1996 Review," 31 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of iconographic

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Iconographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconographic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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