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Variant of icon..


a variant spelling of icon


(ˈaɪ kɒn)

1. a picture, image, or other representation.
2. an image of Christ, a saint, etc., usu. painted on a wooden panel or done in mosaics and venerated as sacred in the Eastern Church.
3. a sign or representation that stands for something by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it; symbol: an icon of womanhood.
4. a person or thing that is revered or idolized: a pop icon.
5. a small graphic image on a computer screen representing a disk drive, a file, or a software command, as a wastebasket that can be used to delete a file.
[1565–75; < Latin < Greek eikṓn likeness, image, figure]
i•con′ic, adj.
i•con′i•cal•ly, adv.
i•co•nic•i•ty (ˌaɪ kəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ikon - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surfaceikon - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) 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"
bitmap, electronic image - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
chiaroscuro - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
collage, montage - 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"
transparency, foil - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
computer graphic, graphic - an image that is generated by a computer
iconography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject; "religious iconography"; "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"
inset - a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
likeness, semblance - picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
cyclorama, diorama, panorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
reflection, reflexion - the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
CAT scan, scan - an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
echogram, sonogram - 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
2.ikon - a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
painting, picture - 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"
أيْقونَه ، علامة على شاشَة الكومبيوترأيْقونَه، صورَة قِدّيس
helgimynd, íkon



(ˈaikoun) noun
1. (also ikon) especially in the Orthodox Churches, a painting etc of Christ or a saint.
2. a small graphic sign on a computer screen representing an application that the user can choose.
References in classic literature ?
In the corner a light was burning before a small ikon.
He would cry out against a momentary confusion between a light-green Paddington and a dark-green Bayswater vehicle, as his uncle would at the identification of a Greek ikon and a Roman image.
She then bent her head reverently, before the ikon in the corner, and left the room.
IKON, which has seven offices in New York City, signed a 10-year lease for the entire second floor at 950 Third Ave.
Thus in conformity with such directions from the Chinese Central Government, IKON Group and the Tianjin Government have co-operated to establish this groundbreaking project to be located in the City of Tianjin.
IKON Office Solutions, a Ricoh company, and an established leader in managed and professional services in both the office and production environments, today announced the expansion of its comprehensive managed document services offering.
In the last five years, IKON has created efficient document management solutions throughout the University of Arizona which have simplified our purchasing process, reduced our costs and helped us continue our mission as the leading public research university in the American Southwest," says Kirk Ketcham, Director of Procurement and Contracting Services, University of Arizona.
In addition, Duane Morris also uses IKON as one of its off-site litigation support partners.
Already an industry leader for both on-site and off-site document management and litigation support services, IKON developed the IKON Litovation Solutions portfolio using a rigorous process that combined customer feedback with best-in-class technology and IKON's service capabilities.
EMC is an IKON Premier Partner, and IKON is a value-added reseller of EMC Documentum, EMC Captiva and EMC Documentum ApplicationXtender product suites.
In addition, IKON has created local diversity councils that foster diversity through building relationships with customers and creating key partnerships with community-based organizations through job fairs, mentoring programs and career events.
We are pleased that Fried Frank selected IKON to meet their enterprise document management needs," explains Vic Rainsford, Vice President, Managed and Professional Services, IKON Office Solutions.