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[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


ikon, image

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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