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iconic

(1) Based on small graphic elements. See icon.

(2) Symbolic of the present culture, especially dealing with the ideals, people and products considered noteworthy. For example, Steve Jobs was often called an "iconic CEO," and his iPhone the "iconic smartphone."
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Readers are more divided on the role that secular icons should play in Catholics' celebrations of the holiday.
Marilyn Monroe shares with Diana, Princess of Wales, a potent combination of photogenic beauty and private tragedy which has made them both into secular icons, whose memories are likely to be raked over for many decades to come.
Available now Marilyn Monroe shares with Diana, Princess of Wales, a potent combination of photogenic beauty and private tragedy which has made them both into secular icons, whose memories are likely to be raked over for many decades to come.