Adjective "iconological" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'In the Grand Inquisitor's iconological alchemy, three questions dissolve into three obraza (that is, ‘images’ or ‘icons’), and yet the revelation bursting forth from within these images is contradiction.'
  2. 'Yet while substantial evaluation of the iconological approach makes up Chapter Two, it is only as a curious sort of postscript that Burke presents a variety of recent theoretical avenues available to historians.'


1. the historical analysis and interpretive study of symbols or images and their contextual significance; iconography.

2. the study of icons or symbolic representations.

More examples(as adjective)

"considerations can be iconological."