something used for or regarded as representing something else; a material object representing something, often something immaterial; emblem, token, or sign.
an action, object, event, etc., that expresses or represents a particular idea or quality. : a letter, group of letters, character, or picture that is used instead of a word ...
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a. Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible: The ...
Jan 4, 2016
From French symbole, from Latin symbolus, symbolum (“a sign, mark, token,