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Meaning of iconography

i•co•nog•ra•phy

Pronunciation: (ī"ku-nog'ru-fē), [key]
— pl. -phies.
  1. symbolic representation, esp. the conventional meanings attached to an image or images.
  2. subject matter in the visual arts, esp. with reference to the conventions regarding the treatment of a subject in artistic representation.
  3. the study or analysis of subject matter and its meaning in the visual arts; iconology.
  4. a representation or a group of representations of a person, place, or thing, as a portrait or a collection of portraits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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