Definition of Symbols. Meaning of Symbols. Synonyms of Symbols

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Definition of Symbols

Symbol
Symbol 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. --Coleridge. 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. --Jer. Taylor. 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
Symbol Sym"bol, v. t. To symbolize. [R.] --Tennyson.

Meaning of Symbols from wikipedia

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- as its ticker symbol. The symbol of the firm after the merger was "XOM". Symbols are sometimes reused. In the US the single-letter symbols are particularly...
- adopted certain symbols for self-identification to demonstrate unity, pride, shared values, and allegiance to one another. LGBT symbols communicate ideas...
- following is a list of symbols ****ociated with the occult. This list shares a number of entries with the list of alchemical symbols as well as the list of...
- mathematical symbols used in all branches of mathematics to express a formula or to represent a constant. A mathematical concept is independent of the symbol chosen...
- notation, political symbols, recycling, religious symbols, trigrams, warning signs, and weather, among others. The Miscellaneous Symbols block contains 83...
- printing, the symbols are supported in Unicode by combining elements rather than with individual code points (see below). The "prohibition" symbol is used on...
- Unicode in 2010 as part of Unicode 6.0. Astronomical symbols Astrological symbols Planet symbols Suns in alchemy Circled dot Monas Hieroglyphica Rub el...
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