• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Iconism The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a delineation or description. "Some kind of apish imitations, counterfeit iconisms ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "save" icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards.
    • n iconism A figure or representation.
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  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “Don't call me an icon. I'm just a mother trying to help.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. iconismus, Gr. , fr. to mold, delineate, fr. e'ikw`n an image: cf. F. iconisme,


In literature:

The iconostas is in all cases decorated with a large number of holy pictures or icons, arranged in formal rows one above the other.
"Russia" by Various
Why, therefore, not give Allah, the leading icon in Arabia, an opportunity?
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
At the head marched a girl bearing an icon of the Madonna, gaudily painted and bedecked with jewels.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
In front of the icon the Gentiles said their prayers, on their knees, crossing themselves all the time.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
But without some corroborative evidence it is hardly safe to take these as genuine examples of early iconic worship.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
France,' viii, p. 349; Von Schmidel, 'Icon.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
He makes the icons and religious pictures for many of our monasteries and great churches.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
It takes the camera to fix you, so that you are an iconic invariant in the Mantram.
"The Gallery" by Roger Phillips Graham
She went to the table by the window, where the small icon stood between two candles in tall brass candlesticks.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She glances at an hourglass, sighs, and rises from where she has been kneeling before the saint's icon.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
And when he runs away from the bastinado, breaking in revenge the icon of the Holy Virgin, his father turns him away from home.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Behind the iconastasis the priest and the Patrol-officer took their stand, surrounded by gilded icons and consecrated candles.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
It was the Verum icon, or true impression of our Saviour's face, taken at the very moment of his most mortal agony for us.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
At present the Icon was lying at the bottom of a box wrapped up in paper.
"Roumanian Stories" by Various
They spurned to take the icon as a part of their plunder, and in mockery of its vaunted power hacked it to pieces.
"Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble" by Alexander Van Millingen
Physsalus Rondeletij or eruca marina physsaloides according to the icon of Rondeletius of very orient green and purple bristles.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
The iconic age everywhere succeeded to an era in which the objects of worship were aniconic, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
He regarded it with something of the veneration which the religious Russian peasant regards his Icon.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
Each person as he enters a dining-room, faces the icon which hangs in the corner, and bows and crosses himself.
"In Search of a Siberian Klondike" by Homer B. Hulbert
In the city priests bearing the sacred icons went through the streets.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton

In poetry:

Slowly climbing the dark skies
Is the dead star's icon:
Invisible when it did exist,
Today, we see an illusion.
"To The Star (version one)" by Mihai Eminescu
The icon, gently soaring high,
Of that star, now long since dead:
Could never spot it while alive,
Now gone - we see it yet.
"To The Star (Version 4)" by Mihai Eminescu
The icon of this now dead star
slow in the sky it rises.
She was, while we could not her see.
Now that we see, she's vanished.
"To The Star (version two)" by Mihai Eminescu
This dead star’s icon ‘cross the sky
Doth slowly venture for a spot:
‘twas there when didn’t meet the eye,
We see it now, and there ‘tis not.
"Up To The Star (version three)" by Mihai Eminescu
Above the capital’s madness
I raised my face,
stern as the faces of ancient icons.
on your body as on a death-bed, its days
my heart ended.
"To All and Everything" by Vladimir Mayakovsky
And I swear to you by the garden of the angels,
I swear by the miracle-working icon,
And by the fire and smoke of our nights:
I will never come back to you.
"You Thought I Was That Type" by Anna Akhmatova

In news:

The iconic boy band will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center on Dec 31 at 9 p.m.
The sauce was used on McJordan Burgers, named for basketball icon Michael Jordan.
When the 22-year-old college senior showed up for a $25 rider training class at a community college last year in Michigan, his aspiration was to someday buy his ultimate American icon: a Harley.
Who's the bigger style icon.
Our callers will be the iconic Dudley Laufman for the November, March, and May dances and the musically talented Tim Van Egmond for the January dance.
Modern icons on display at basilica .
Welsh played with the iconic band from 1998 to 2001, and after suffering a nervous breakdown and talking openly about his addiction to drugs, found a new career as an artist.
Last December construction crews tore through the east-facing wall of the vacant Old Bath House in a symbolic move that ushered the iconic Pacific Grove building out of a six-year purgatorial state.
MGMT have covered goth icons Bauhaus for the psychedelic rockers' entry in the LateNightTales compilation series.
Loyal and a tad masochistic, Goths love their icons till death, even if their icons don't love them back.
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
The iconic Pensacola Beach water tower is painted to resemble a beach ball .
Iconic Detroit mural may fade away.
Steve Vai is truly a guitar icon.
It appears that it will not be last call for Manitowoc's iconic beer bottle s.

In science:

In component programming what are the icons, how each one should look like and where each to be placed and what are the functionalities associated with the icons are decided by the user. The user will be provided with lists of icons and functionalities.
Personalised product design using virtual interactive techniques
He can either select from the existing lists or can create new icons and functionalities.
Personalised product design using virtual interactive techniques
It includes colour icons for frequently used operations such as files opening or brightness/contrast adjustments.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
Doren Singh, T., Ekbal, A. & Sivaji, B. , (2008) Manipuri POS tagging using CRF and SVM: A language independent approach, In the proceeding of 6th International conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON -2008), Pune, India, pp 240-245.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Kishorjit, N. & Sivaji, B., (2010) Identification of MWEs Using CRF in Manipuri and Improvement Using Reduplicated MWEs, In the Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Natural Language (ICON-2010), IIT Kharagpur, India, pp51-57.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Specifically, we discuss prospective gravity duals of such iconic examples as the non-relativistic fermions coupled to gauge fields and Dirac fermions with the Coulomb interactions.
Searching for non-Fermi liquids under holographic light
The study made a Graphical User Interface (GUI) named Eye GUIDE Messenger for the selection of icons pertaining to the type of action involved.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
On the first trial, the time it takes to click the icon is 1.5 seconds, 2.2 seconds on the second and 1.07 seconds on the third with an average of 1.59 seconds. There is an easy time targeting the icon since the closer the eye is to the computer, the greater the movements that the camera will track.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
Although technical problems such as renormalization and coordinate invariance complicate matters, this body of previous work suggests that the correlation function hTab(x)Tcd (y )icon should play an important role in determining the validity of the semiclassical approximation.
Linear Response and the Validity of the Semi-Classical Approximation in Gravity
The inset figures are convenient icons for remembering the definitions of the rates; see the text for a full discussion.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
X: Prevents matching URLs from being fetched. Also speeds up the scan by excluding /icons/, /doc/, /manuals/.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Please buy FlySketch by pressing the "Purchase" icon.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
Failing tests are indicated by a red icon, while green icons indicate passing tests.
Unit Testing in ASPIDE
Diagrams of described above structural groups together with their icons are presented in Fig. 5.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Illustrations showing these constraints, particularly those produced by the CKMfitter and UTfit collaborations shown in Fig. 3, have become icons of the field.
What We've Learned from Heavy Flavour Experiments Since CKM2010