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iconographynoun [U]

uk   /ˌaɪ.kəˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/  us   /ˌaɪ.kəˈnɑː.ɡrə.fi/
the use of ​images and ​symbols to ​representideas, or the ​particularimages and ​symbols used in this way by a ​religious or ​politicalgroup, etc.: religious/​political iconography The iconography of this ​picture is ​fascinating. I am ​studying the iconography ofIslamictexts, with ​specialreference to the ​representation of women.
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