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English definition of “icon”

icon

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈaɪkɒn/
IT a small picture or symbol on a computer screen that you click on to make the computer do something, for example open a file, start a program, or save a document: When you've finished, click the Menu icon and the Exit button.
a very famous person or thing that is used by society to represent a set of beliefs or a way of life: The American company has become a global superbrand, an icon of capitalism. a brand/fashion/cultural icon
(Definition of icon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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