The definition of an icon is a graphic representation of something, a person or thing that is symbolic or is a noted figure.(noun)
See icon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr eikōn, an image, figure (in LGr, sacred image) < IE base *weik-, to resemble > Lith į-vỹkti, to happen, become true
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Origin: From Greek eikōn
Origin: , from eikenai, to be like, seem.
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