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insignia

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noun, in·sig·nia \in-ˈsig-nē-ə\

Simple Definition of insignia

  • : a badge or sign which shows that a person is a member of a particular group or has a particular rank

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of insignia

plural insignia or insignias

  1. 1 :  a badge of authority or honor

  2. 2 :  a distinguishing mark or sign

Examples of insignia in a sentence

  1. Their jackets have the school's insignia on the front.



Variants of insignia

also insigne play \-(ˌ)nē\

Origin of insignia

Latin insignia, plural of insigne mark, badge, from neuter of insignis marked, distinguished, from in- + signum mark — more at sign


First Known Use: 1648


INSIGNIA Defined for Kids

insignia

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noun in·sig·nia \in-ˈsig-nē-ə\

Definition of insignia for Students

plural insignia or insignias

  1. :  an emblem of a certain office, authority, or honor





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