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Meaning of icon

i•con

Pronunciation: (ī'kon), [key]
— n.
  1. a picture, image, or other representation.
  2. a representation of some sacred personage, as Christ or a saint or angel, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated itself as sacred.
  3. a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it.
  4. a picture or symbol that appears on a monitor and is used to represent a command, as a file drawer to represent filing.
  5. a sign or representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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