noun Etymology: French iconologie, from icono- icon- + -logie -logy Date: circa 1736 the study of icons or artistic symbolism • iconological adjective

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  • Iconology — I co*nol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; e ikw n an image + ? discourse: cf. F. iconologie.] The discussion or description of portraiture or of representative images. Cf. {Iconography}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iconology — [ī΄kə näl′ə jē] n. [ ICONO + LOGY] 1. the study of the meaning of works of visual art through the analysis of subject matter, symbolism and imagery, style and medium, and historical context 2. ICONOGRAPHY iconological [ī kän΄ə läj′i kəl] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • iconology — iconological /uy kon l oj i keuhl, uy keuh nl /, adj. iconologist, n. /uy keuh nol euh jee/, n. 1. the historical analysis and interpretive study of symbols or images and their contextual significance; iconography. 2. the study of icons or… …   Universalium

  • iconology — noun /aɪkəˈnɒlədʒi/ The study of icons in art or art history. See Also: iconological, iconologist …   Wiktionary

  • iconology — Synonyms and related words: allegory, charactery, cipher, conventional symbol, emblem, ideogram, logogram, logotype, love knot, pictogram, symbol, symbolic system, symbolism, symbolization, symbology, token, totem, totem pole, type …   Moby Thesaurus

  • iconology — study of icons; symbols Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • iconology —    The branch of knowledge which deals with the subject of icons (or images); also the subject matter of this study, icons collectively, or as objects of investigation. Or, symbolical representation; symbolism …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • iconology — [ˌʌɪkə nɒlədʒi] noun the study of visual imagery and its symbolism. ↘symbolism. Derivatives iconological adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • iconology — ico·nol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • iconology — i•co•nol•o•gy [[t]ˌaɪ kəˈnɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. the study of icons or symbolic representations • Etymology: 1720–30 i•con•o•log•i•cal aɪˌkɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl adj …   From formal English to slang

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