Definition of favicon in English:

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favicon

Pronunciation: /ˈfavɪkɒn/
/ˈfeɪvɪkɒn/

noun

An icon associated with a particular website, typically displayed in the address bar of a browser accessing the site or next to the site name in a user’s list of bookmarks.
Example sentences
  • That icon will do for all pages on that site and is officially a Favorites Icon or favicon, to use Microsoft's term.
  • I know that I've done something right, because when I add this site to my Favourites and then access it again, I see the favicon in my Address bar.
  • It came back after being down for a few hours, and I instantly noticed something new: the favicon was Yahoo's Y!

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of favourites and icon.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: favi|con

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