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noun 
  1. An image, picture, or other representation.
  2. A religious painting, often done on wooden panels.
  3. A person or thing that is the best example of a certain profession or some doing.
That man is an in the business; he personifies loyalty and good business sense.
  1. A small picture which represents something (such as an icon on a computer screen which when clicked performs some function.)
  2. (linguistics): A type of noun whereby the form reflects and is determined by the referent; onomatopoetic words are necessarily all icons. See also symbol and index.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: icoon, pictogram
  • Italian: icona
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: icono , í­cono
    (trans-bottom) (checktrans)
    (trans-top, Translations to be checked)
Etymology: From Latin, icon < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (eikÅn) "likeness, image, portrait". Eastern Orthodox Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded in 1982.


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