Meaning of SYMBOL in English

SYMBOL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsɪmbəl ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a thing conventionally regarded as typifying, representing, or recalling something, esp. an idea or quality (white is a symbol of purity). 2 a mark or character taken as the conventional sign of some object, idea, function, or process, e.g. the letters standing for the chemical elements or the characters in musical notation. --v.tr. (symbolled, symbolling; US symboled, symboling) symbolize. øøsymbology n. [ME f. L symbolum f. Gk sumbolon mark, token (as SYN-, ballo throw)]

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