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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek eikon, from eikenai 'to be like'

icon

noun
     
i‧con [countable]
1TDTD a small sign or picture on a computer screen that is used to start a particular operation:
To open a new file, click on the icon.
2 someone famous who is admired by many people and is thought to represent an important idea:
a 60s cultural icon
3 also ikonAVP a picture or figure of a holy person that is used in worship in the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church
iconic adjective

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