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— as in: computer icon
People recognize well-known
more quickly than they recognize well-known words.
a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) used to indicate a concept — such as a symbol on the computer screen that will run a program when clicked
— as in: pop culture icon
Oprah is a pop-culture
someone or something famous that represents something in a culture — typically greatly admired
— as in: holy icon
are especially popular in Eastern Christianity.
a religious artwork — typically a painting of one or more religious figures — often treated as a sacred item
Much more rarely,
can denote an object , graphic symbol, or picture that carries a meaning outside of a computer. For example, in some cultures a simple depiction of a crane denotes happiness.
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading