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an image on the screen of a computer terminal representing a specific command or point for data entry.

icon

(ī'kon)
Any visual image used as a marker.
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Travelers can tour the Alamo, learn about the famed Texas Rangers, or explore the rich traditions and religious icons in any of a number of Spanish missions.
He said the modern equivalent of the religious icons of the 16th century were statues of public figures.
The monographs include studies of the Bismarck monument in Hamburg, the Gothic Wertheim department store in Berlin of 1904, and Le Corbusier's Purist paintings, interpreted almost as religious icons.
As Jesus, actor Jim Caviezel offers us a moving tableaux of religious icons, his beautiful, bloodied face blending with the image of every picture and statue of Christ on the cross you've ever seen.
In seventeenth century Spain, for example, bleeding and weeping religious icons were in vogue during moments of acute regional or national trouble.
So where, in religious icons, do we see a representation of the pregnant Virgin?
Between 726 and 843 AD the empire was split between those who believed in the worship of religious icons -- the iconodules -- and those who were influenced by Islamic thinking, which forbade the representation of divinity in any form -- the iconoclasts.
Even a casual reading reveals that the author criticizes a bewildering number of modern attitudes, social classes, philosophies, religious icons, and cultural institutions, creating crossovers and convergences which admit of seemingly facile interpretation.
The architecture of those churches that were not torn down during the Soviet era and the religious icons and art that filled them are a major part of the Russian heritage, and many of the churches and cathedrals that fell into ruin or were razed completely are being rebuilt.
Many of them are religious icons that pay tribute to a saintly figure.
So far she has carved that sense of wonder into totem poles, religious icons, busts, and rainforest shrines in the shape of a wood nymph in California and a tree goddess in Ireland.
It is decorated with religious icons and statues and stands.

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