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    Smile symbol/icon/logo/avartar

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    I have problem in distinguishing symbol from icon, logo, and avartar. Could you describe their basic differences in a few words? Thanks.




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    Default Re: symbol/icon/logo/avartar

    As far as I know;


    Logo: graphic symbol which represents a company or organization.

    Visual Example:Microsoft Windows Logo



    Generally, Logos > Avatars (Not always)


    Avatar: (Internet) online image that represents a user in chat rooms or in a virtual "space".

    Ex: Your msn messenger display picture can be your avatar. or can be something like below.



    Icons: small graphic symbol which symbolizes a program or file in a graphical user interface (Computers); or there are emoticons whic describes the users feeling visiully.

    Generally Logos>avatars>icons

    Computer Icons.






    Emoticons;





    And symbol is a more general term,

    I am neither a NES nor a Teacher , if I am wrong please correct me

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    Default Re: symbol/icon/logo/avartar

    Thanks, my friend.
    They are crystal clear now.

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    Default Re: symbol/icon/logo/avartar

    An icon has three meanings: a devotional portrayal of Christ or another holy figure; someone regarded with admiration/devotion; and in computing the graphic representation of a program on a screen.

    A logo is an emblem adopted by an organization to identify itself and/or its products [Here is Apple Computers' logo: http://tinyurl.com/2o2tzm ]

    An avatar is is technically a Hindu deity in bodily form; it also means the physical embodiment of an idea (a personification - for instance, the image of Britannia for Great Britain).
    In computing terms it means a digital representation of a person or a being.

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    Default Re: symbol/icon/logo/avartar

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    An icon has three meanings: a devotional portrayal of Christ or another holy figure; someone regarded with admiration/devotion; and in computing the graphic representation of a program on a screen.

    A logo is an emblem adopted by an organization to identify itself and/or its products [Here is Apple Computers' logo: http://tinyurl.com/2o2tzm ]

    An avatar is is technically a Hindu deity in bodily form; it also means the physical embodiment of an idea (a personification - for instance, the image of Britannia for Great Britain).
    In computing terms it means a digital representation of a person or a being.
    Thanks, Anglika, for the precious info.

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