Definition of Symbols. Meaning of Symbols. Synonyms of Symbols
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Definition of Symbols
SymbolSymbol Sym"bol, n. [L. symbolus, symbolum, Gr. sy`mbolon a
sign by which one knows or infers a thing, from ? to throw or
put together, to compare; sy`n with + ? to throw: cf. F.
symbole. Cf. Emblem, Parable.]
1. A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything
which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by
resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation;
a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage;
the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.
A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it
represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to
represent the whole, or a lower form or species used
as the representative of a higher in the same kind.
2. (Math.) Any character used to represent a quantity, an
operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
Note: In crystallography, the symbol of a plane is the
numerical expression which defines its position
relatively to the assumed axes.
3. (Theol.) An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a
creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
4. [Gr. ? contributions.] That which is thrown into a common
fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty. [Obs.]
They do their work in the days of peace . . . and
come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.
5. Share; allotment. [Obs.]
The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all
appear to receive their symbol. --Jer. Taylor.
6. (Chem.) An abbreviation standing for the name of an
element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin
or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with
a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium
(Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum),
Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names
and symbols under Element.
Note: In pure and organic chemistry there are symbols not
only for the elements, but also for their grouping in
formulas, radicals, or residues, as evidenced by their
composition, reactions, synthesis, etc. See the diagram
of Benzene nucleus, under Benzene.
Syn: Emblem; figure; type. See Emblem.
Symbol Sym"bol, v. t.
To symbolize. [R.] --Tennyson.
Meaning of Symbols from wikipedia
- academic study
is semiotics. In cartography, an organized collection
of symbols forms
for a map. The word symbol derives
from the Gr****...
used in astrology overlap
used in astronomy because
of the historical overlap between
the two subjects. Frequently
in the Letterlike Symbols
block: Gr**** in Unicode Latin script
in Unicode Unicode symbols Mathematical operators
- certain symbols
for self-identification to demonstrate
unity, pride, shared
values, and allegiance
to one another. These symbols
- as its ticker symbol
. The symbol
of the firm after
was "XOM". Symbols
reused. In the US the single-letter symbols
- other languages
sets (especially accents), see below Astronomical symbols Chemical symbols Chinese punctuation Currency symbols Diacritics
- a list of the symbols
of the states
and union territories
of India. Each state
and union territory
has a unique
set of official symbols
- 3939). There
is also IEC 61131-3 – for ladder-logic symbols
. JIC JIC (Joint Industrial
by the NMTBA
- In logic, a set of symbols
used to express logical
representation. The following table lists
many common symbols
in 2010 as part of Unicode
6.0. Astronomical symbols Astrological symbols Planet symbols
Suns in alchemy Circled
dot Monas Hieroglyphica
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