Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pictorial illustration of a subject.
  • noun The collected representations illustrating a subject.
  • noun A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art.
  • noun A treatise or book dealing with iconography.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of knowledge which relates to the representation of persons or objects by means of images or statues, busts, paintings, drawings, engravings on gems or metals, and the like.
  • noun The art of producing likenesses, portraits, or graphic representations; the art of illustration.
  • noun Pictorial representation in general; an illustrative figure or collection of figures.

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

  • noun The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons.
  • noun The study of representative art in general.
  • noun the study of the representations in art of the Deity, the persons of the Trinity, angels, saints, virtues, vices, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized genre of art

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin īconographia, description, verbal sketch, from Medieval Greek eikonographiā : eikono-, icono- + -graphiā, -graphy.]

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icon +‎ -ography

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