1. Of, relating to, or having the character of an icon.
2. Symbolic, emblematic, or representative: a classroom scene that is iconic of what is wrong with the education system.
3. Having a conventional formulaic style. Used of certain memorial statues and busts.
i′co·nici·ty (ī′kə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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