Question - What does being an icon mean?

Answered by: Scott Garcia  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 19-06-2022  |  Views: 737  |  Total Questions: 14

The actual definition of an icon is: A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration. According to the OED definition, an icon can just be a person or thing regarded a a representative symbol. Thus, Hitler, as Time magazine named Hitler as one of the top 25 political icons. The definition of an icon is a graphic representation of something, a person or thing that is symbolic or is a noted figure. An example of an icon is the "home" or "finder" icon on your computer. An example of an icon is a painting of Jesus Christ. Most software designers rely on icons as an essential element of design. Used correctly, they convey ideas more quickly than words, and they often take up less space. But icons serve a greater purpose: they call the user to action, as most icons are also buttons. An icon is a symbol of “something else”. You must make yourself hollow inside in order to become an icon, all things to all people. You must be a clear representation of what it is they idolize and not muddy the waters with an authentic individuality/personality. This is what it takes to be an icon. Kinds of Icons Icon Type Sizes (pixels) Perspective Object / Document Icons 24x24, 48x48*, 96x96 Table Application Icons 24x24, 48x48* Table Toolbar Icons 24x24*, 48x48 Shelf Menu Icons 16x16 Shelf

https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/icon

Synonyms: ikon, picture, image. picture, image, icon, ikon(noun) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-iconic-memory-2795272

People remember things in different ways. Iconic memory involves the memory of visual stimuli. It is how the brain remembers an image you have seen in the world around you. The word iconic refers to an icon, which is a pictorial representation or image.

https://stockthatdoesntsuck.com/3-main-types-of-icons-and-where-to-get-them/

3 Main Types of Icons and Where to Get Them Universal Icons. By definition, an icon is a visual representation of an action, object or idea. Conflicting Icons. Another type of icons that may cause trouble when implemented with commonly used pictogram is those with contradictory meanings. Unique Icons.

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/d/desktop.htm

1. A desktop is a term commonly used to describe a desktop computer or system unit. 2. When referring to an operating system or GUI (graphical user interface), the desktop is a system of organization of icons on a screen.

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/iconic

iconic. Something that is iconic is characteristic of an icon — an image, emblem, idol, or hero. Audrey Hepburn was widely admired for her iconic style, her great fashion taste. Iconic often describes something or someone that is considered symbolic of something else, like spirituality, virtue, or evil and corruption.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icon

An icon (from the Greek ε? κών eik? n "image", "resemblance") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, in the cultures of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, the Roman Catholic, and certain Eastern Catholic churches. Icons can represent various scenes in the Bible.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/fashion+icon

fashion icon. n. (Clothing & Fashion) a person or thing that is very well known as being highly fashionable.

https://prezi.com/zdls-uqglo9e/what-makes-an-icon/

An 'icon' is much more known than a celebrity. They are someone who leaves a mark on media's history. They have a strong depth of significance, as well as they generate strong responses that people either identify with or against. They are a person who is well known, and who people look up to.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_icon

A pop icon is a celebrity, character or object whose exposure in popular culture is regarded as constituting a defining characteristic of a given society or era.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_icon

A cultural icon can be a symbol, logo, picture, name, face, person, building, or other image. It is easily recognized and generally represents an object or idea with great cultural significance to a wide cultural group. In the media, many well-known examples of popular culture have been called "iconic".

https://www.thetoptens.com/top-10-american-icons/

Top 10 American Icons 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. 2 Superman Superman is a comic character. 3 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. 4 Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The icons on a cell phone provide vital information about your device and its performance. All cell phones have a set of similar icons which represent standard features. Your cell phone's user manual contains the device-specific icon definitions. Stack of smartphones with icons on home screen.

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/i/icon.htm

An icon is a small graphical representation of a program or file. Icons help users quickly identify the type of file represented by the icon. The image is an example of "My Computer" icons in different versions of Microsoft Windows.

https://blog.iconfinder.com/how-to-insert-an-icon-in-microsoft-word-3848a2d17d32

Using icons in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint is a great alternative to just have text or using generic stock photos. Once the size has been changed, you can either choose to click the download button labeled PNG (pronounced “ping”) or simply drag the icon into Word.