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Noun: icon  'I,kón
  1. Someone or something that is a well-known example of their or its type, or is widely venerated or admired
    "Unpublished Marilyn Monroe photos show happy young actress before she was an icon"
  2. (computing) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
  3. A visual representation (of an object, scene, person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    - picture, image, ikon
  4. A conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
    - ikon

Derived forms: icons

Type of: painting, picture, representation, symbol

Part of: graphical user interface, GUI

Encyclopedia: Icon