ikon

noun

Less common spelling of

1 :a usually pictorial representation :image
2
[Late Greek eikōn, from Greek]
:a conventional religious image typically painted on a small wooden panel and used in the devotions of Eastern Christians
3 :an object of uncritical devotion :idol
4 :emblem, symbol
  • the house became an icon of 1960's residential architecture
  • —Paul Goldberger
5 a :a sign (such as a word or graphic symbol) whose form suggests its meaning
b :a graphic symbol on a computer display screen that represents an object (such as a file) or function (such as the command to delete)

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