Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A figure or representation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a delineation or description.

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  • noun The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a delineation or description.

Etymologies

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icon +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Newspaper accounts of his life since his death two days ago indicate that he was derided by the reigning New York art world for his attachment to realism, whereas they reveled in iconoclasm or in iconoclastic iconism (Warhol et al.).

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  • Newspaper accounts of his life since his death two days ago indicate that he was derided by the reigning New York art world for his attachment to realism, whereas they reveled in iconoclasm or in iconoclastic iconism (Warhol et al.).

    On the Passing of Andrew Wyeth

  • Ekphrastic prose is an equally available possibility, and the presence or absence of iconism or "literarity" in this prose is not preordained by its reference to a visual representation.

    Notes, Mitchell, "Ekphrasis and the Other"

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