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iconography (n.)

1670s, "illustration by drawing or figures," from Medieval Latin iconographia, from Greek eikonographia "sketch, description," from eikon (see icon) + -graphia (see -graphy). Related: Iconographic; iconographer.

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Definitions of iconography from WordNet

iconography (n.)
the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject;
the propagandistic iconography of a despot
religious iconography
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