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Definitions and Synonyms of symbol | Another word for symbol | What is symbol?

Definition 1: something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where symbol or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

Synonyms for symbol in the sense of this definition

(symbol is a kind of ...) any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

(... is a kind of symbol ) two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death

(... is a kind of symbol ) a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity

(... is a kind of symbol ) a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death

(... is a kind of symbol ) an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol of cowardice

(... is a kind of symbol ) a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

Definition 2: an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance - [noun denoting communication]

(symbol is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

(... is a kind of symbol ) the letters used to identify listed companies on the securities exchanges where they are traded

(... is a kind of symbol ) a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

"he put his stamp on the envelope"

(... is a kind of symbol ) the cloak as a symbol of authority

"place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

(... is a kind of symbol ) the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy

"the colonies revolted against the Crown"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a rod carried as a symbol

(... is a kind of symbol ) (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface

(... is a kind of symbol ) a distinguishing symbol

"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol that establishes the identity of the one bearing it

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol of commercialism or greed

"he worships the almighty dollar" "the dollar sign means little to him"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a written or printed symbol

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol for a unit of currency (especially for the pound sterling in Great Britain)

(... is a kind of symbol ) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol of disgrace or infamy

"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"

(... is a kind of symbol ) an individual instance of a type of symbol

"the word `error' contains three tokens of `r'"

(... is a kind of symbol ) all of the tokens of the same symbol

"the word `element' contains five different types of character"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol of inquisitiveness

"keep your nose out of it"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol used to represent a number

"he learned to write the numerals before he went to school"

(... is a kind of symbol ) a system of symbols and symbolic representations

(... is a kind of symbol ) the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva

(... is a kind of symbol ) a symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity

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