1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an icon.
  2. Art. (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.


  1. relating to, resembling, or having the character of an icon
  2. (of memorial sculptures, esp those depicting athletes of ancient Greece) having a fixed conventional style

1650s, from Late Latin iconicus, from Greek eikonikos “pertaining to an image,” from eikon (see icon).

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