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iconic

(1) Based on small graphic elements. See icon.

(2) Symbolic of the present culture, especially dealing with the ideals, people and products considered noteworthy. For example, Steve Jobs was often called an "iconic CEO," and his iPhone the "iconic smartphone."
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2001) Language from the body: iconicity and metaphor in American Sign Language.
Motivated sign: Iconicity in language and literature, 249-276.
The effect of repetition on infants' imitation from picture books varying in iconicity.
They describe megaprojects as reconfigured urban spaces and reterritorialized national projects where the role of the national elite and transnational investment capital is prominent; focus on planning and political aspects and the fact that megaproject design and implementation often leverages multiple scales of political and economic power; consider architecture and iconicity issues and the causes and relevance of design in the visions for globalizing cities and forming new urban spaces; and discuss issues of conflict and resistance to redevelopment projects.
Listen to Roberto Giolito, head of Fiat Brand Design: "Like the Fiat 500, the all-new Fiat 500L's strength and design personality traits are strong attributes to the iconicity of the Cinquecento family.
32) What was logically planned at the beginning became a regime of causality, (33) where the presence of darqads and the shrine they guard materialise their relationship into that of cause and effect, adding intuitive weight to the iconicity of Chinggis Khan.
Iconicity is the level of similarity between a symbol and its referent.
Romberg comments that "iconicity--or rather, the excess of iconicity in Afro-Latin worship--has a long colonial history in Latin America, now being recharged by the global commodification and circulation of images" (82-83).
In Dionysiac masculine dances--portrayed on ceramics of antiquity--mimetics, obscene gestures, and motion are performed and motivated iconicity occurs in tratta, a popular Greek dance (see Delavaud-Roux, Les Danses dionysiaques).
Waisanen (2011) studies the original Internet version of the "Onion" satirical news site and posits a theory of "ironic iconicity," where mediated images construct iconic signs that appear to "purely imitate" referents regardless of whether that object actually exists (pp.
Washington, November 14( ANI ): Researchers studying the use of British Sign Language (BSL) by young children has shed light on one mechanism - iconicity - that may play an important role in children's ability to learn language.