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aniconic

[an-ahy-kon-ik] /ˌæn aɪˈkɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
not employing or permitting images, idols, etc.:
an aniconic religion.
2.
not forming an image.
3.
of or relating to aniconism.
Origin of aniconic
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; an-1 + iconic
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aniconic

/ˌænaɪˈkɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(of images of deities, symbols, etc) not portrayed in a human or animal form
Word Origin
C19: from an- + iconic
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