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Definition 1: the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning - [noun denoting act]

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(symbolism is a kind of ...) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

Definition 2: a system of symbols and symbolic representations - [noun denoting communication]

(symbolism is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Definition 3: an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images - [noun denoting group]

(symbolism is a kind of ...) a group of artists who agree on general principles

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