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.

Nearby words

  1. aniakchak,
  2. aniakchak crater,
  3. anianiau,
  4. anicca,
  5. anicetus,
  6. aniconism,
  7. anicteric virus hepatitis,
  8. anigh,
  9. anik,
  10. anil

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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