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Definitions and Synonyms of icon | Another word for icon | What is icon?

Definition 1: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where icon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
  • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

Synonyms for icon in the sense of this definition

(icon is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of icon ) an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels

(... is a kind of icon ) an image produced by scanning

"he analyzed the brain scan" "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"

(... is a kind of icon ) the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

"he studied his reflection in the mirror"

(... is a kind of icon ) a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene

(... is a kind of icon ) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

(... is a kind of icon ) a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one

(... is a kind of icon ) the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject

"religious iconography" "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"

(... is a kind of icon ) an image that is generated by a computer

(... is a kind of icon ) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

(... is a kind of icon ) a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

"he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"

(... is a kind of icon ) a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color

(... is a kind of icon ) an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs

Definition 2: a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for icon in the sense of this definition

(icon is a kind of ...) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

Definition 3: (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 - [noun denoting communication]

(icon is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

(... is part of icon) a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text; uses a mouse as well as a keyboard as an input device

(icon belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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