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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

Full Definition of insignia

plural in·sig·nia or in·sig·ni·as

  1. 1 :  a badge of authority or honor

  2. 2 :  a distinguishing mark or sign

Examples of insignia

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



Variants of insignia

also in·sig·ne 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



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