Meaning of “iconography” in the English Dictionary


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iconographynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌaɪ.kəˈnɒɡ.rə.fi/ us /ˌaɪ.kəˈnɑː.ɡrə.fi/

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.

(Definition of “iconography” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)