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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The styles merge the label’s signature silhouettes with Kusama’s iconographic designs and colorful brushstrokes. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 9 Jan. 2023 The pictorial and iconographic analysis reveals an intensity of light on the pubic area and the position of the prophet with the legs spread apart and left hand placed on this region. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 13 July 2012 The case for Picasso makes itself, with the preternatural range of his formal and iconographic leaps—forward, backward, and sideways—in what painting could be made, or dared, to do. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2022 The Duffers draw primarily from the iconographic genre of the '70s and '80s for Stranger Things, which makes sense for a show so evocative of Amblin-style suburbs. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 31 May 2022 The gallery collaborated with Nicolas Descharnes, a Salvador Dalí specialist, and Carlos Evaristo, an iconographic expert, to authenticate the sculpture. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2022 See More

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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 2 Jun. 2023.

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