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noun [C]  us   /ˈɑɪ·kɑn/

icon noun [C] (REPRESENTATION)

a famous person or thing that represents something of importance: The US Capitol building is an American icon.

icon noun [C] (COMPUTER SYMBOL)

a picture on a computer screen that represents a program, disk drive , file, or instruction: Click on the icon to open the program.

icon noun [C] (HOLY PAINTING)

a painting of Jesus Christ or of a holy person Note: Used esp. in some Christian religions.
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