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An icon , from the Greek word for image, is a picture of something holy or divine. Icons in this sense are in use mainly in Eastern Christianity. Look in the article Icon for this meaning.

Iconography is the study of all types of images, such as their history and meaning. This is mostly used in art history. The word can also mean symbolism.

In other use, an icon is a Pictogram for an object, facility, control, political party, government, or something like this. See Icon (secular).

Icon may also mean:

  • Icon (magazine), a British magazine about building architecture and design
  • Icon (album), a music album by John Wetton and Geoff Downes
  • Icon (Paradise Lost album), a music album by British band Paradise Lost.
  • Icon (novel), a book by Frederick Forsyth
  • Icon (film), a film based on the book by Frederick Forsyth
  • Icon (comics), a comic book and its title character published by Milestone Media
  • ICON (journal), an annual journal of the International Society for the History of Technology (ICHOTEC)
  • Icons (TV series), a television documentary on TV channel G4
  • "Icon" (Stargate SG-1), an episode of Stargate SG-1
  • Cultural icon, something which is emblematic of a given culture

In computing:

  • Computer icon, a pictogram used in the interface to represent a program, file, user, or other thing
  • Icon-based game, a game that uses many icons
  • Icon programming language, a programming language
  • Unisys ICON, a computer developed for the Ontario school system

Other uses:

  • Icon Productions, Mel Gibson's film production company.
  • ICON convention, the name of several annual science fiction conventions
  • iCon Steve Jobs, a biography of Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs
  • Iconicity, a concept in linguistics
  • DAAS Icon, a music album by the Doug Anthony All Stars
  • Dungeons & Dragons iconic characters, Dungeons & Dragons characters representing different types in the game



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