- not employing or permitting images, idols, etc.: an aniconic religion.
- not forming an image.
- of or relating to aniconism.
Origin of aniconic
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Examples from the Web for aniconic
The question arises: must the stage of aniconic gods historically precede and lead up to that of pictures and images?
Here then in the most marked manner the aniconic sacrament has ousted pictures and statues.
This is not necessarily the case with the worshipper of aniconic or unshaped gods.
- (of images of deities, symbols, etc) not portrayed in a human or animal form
C19: from an- + iconic
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