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noun [countable]     icon pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    computing a small picture on a computer screen that you choose by pressing a button with the mouse in order to open a particular program

    Open the document you want to print and click on the printer icon.

  2. 2
    someone who is very famous and who people think represents a particular idea

    one of the best-known pop icons of the 1980s

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    a picture or model of a holy person that is used in religious worship in the Russian or Greek Orthodox Church


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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