Definition of iconography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

iconography

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌaɪkəˈnɒɡrəfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪkəˈnɑːɡrəfi//
 
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the use or study of images or symbols in art Word Origin early 17th cent. (denoting a drawing or plan): from Greek eikonographia ‘sketch, description’, from eikōn ‘likeness’ + -graphia ‘writing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: iconography