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English noun: icon

1. icon (communication) (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


Broader (hypernym)symbol


Part meronymgraphical user interface, GUI


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

2. icon (artifact) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface


SamplesThey showed us the pictures of their wedding.
A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them.


Synonymsikon, image, picture


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)bitmap, CAT scan, chiaroscuro, collage, computer graphic, cyclorama, diorama, echogram, electronic image, foil, graphic, iconography, inset, likeness, montage, panorama, reflection, reflexion, scan, semblance, sonogram, transparency

3. icon (artifact) a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church


Synonymsikon


Broader (hypernym)painting, picture









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