Definitions for: Icon


[n] a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
[n] a visual representation of an object or scene or person produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
[n] (computer science) 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



Webster (1913) Definition: I"con ([imac]"k[o^]n), n. [L., fr. Gr. e'ikw`n.]
An image or representation; a portrait or pretended portrait.

Netherlands whose names and icons are published.
--Hakewill.


I"con, n. (Gr. Ch.)
A sacred picture representing the Virgin Mary, Christ, a
saint, or a martyr, and having the same function as an image
of such a person in the Latin Church.

Synonyms: ikon, image

See Also: bitmap, chiaroscuro, cyclorama, diorama, drawing, electronic image, exposure, foil, graphical user interface, GUI, inset, likeness, painting, panorama, photo, photograph, pic, picture, reflection, reflexion, representation, semblance, sonogram, symbol, transparency

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