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English definition of “iconography”

iconography

noun [U]     /ˌaɪ.kəˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/ US  /-ˈnɑː.ɡrə-/
the use of images and symbols to represent ideas , or the particular images and symbols used in this way by a religious or political group , etc.: religious / political iconography The iconography of this picture is fascinating . I am studying the iconography of Islamic texts , with special reference to the representation of women.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
(Definition of iconography noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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