Icons and Symbols play a great role on our psychology and help us navigate and identity what is trying to be communicated to us visually.
Many icons hold emotional attachments or have an emotional influence over people, emoticons are a form of "emotional icon".
Icons can also be used as buttons for actions and navigation in user interfaces, if you are looking for a free icon resources please try:
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More information about icons and symbols below:
What is an icon by definition?
a devotional painting of Christ or another holy figure, typically executed on wood and used ceremonially in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.
synonyms: image, idol, portrait, likeness, representation, symbol, figure, statue, model
"an icon of the Madonna hangs on the wall"
a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.
"this iron-jawed icon of American manhood"
What is a Symbol by definition?
a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation.
"the symbol r in Figure 5 represents a gene which is ineffective"
synonyms: sign, character, mark, letter, hieroglyph, ideogram
"the chemical symbol for helium is He"
a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
"the limousine was another symbol of his wealth and authority"
synonyms: emblem, token, sign, representation, figure, image, type; More
Here is an example of how twitter icons are used for navigation: