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aniconic

[ an-ahy-kon-ik ]
/ ˌæn aɪˈkɒn ɪk /
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adjective

not employing or permitting images, idols, etc.: an aniconic religion.
not forming an image.
of or relating to aniconism.

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Origin of aniconic

First recorded in 1890–95; an-1 + iconic
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British Dictionary definitions for aniconic

aniconic
/ (ˌænaɪˈkɒnɪk) /

adjective

(of images of deities, symbols, etc) not portrayed in a human or animal form

Word Origin for aniconic

C19: from an- + iconic
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