iconically, adv.iconicity /uy'keuh nis"i tee/, n.
/uy kon"ik/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an icon.
2. Art. (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.
Also, iconical.
[1650-60; < L iconicus < Gk eikonikós, equiv. to eikon- (s. of eikón) ICON + -ikos -IC]

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