noun \ˈsim-bəl\

Definition of SYMBOL

: something that stands for or suggests something else: as a : an arbitrary or conventional sign used in writing or printing relating to a particular field to represent operations, quantities, elements, relations, or qualities b : an object or act representing something in the unconscious mind that has been repressed <phallic symbols>
sym·bol·ic \sim-ˈbäl-ik\ adjective
sym·bol·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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