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symbol

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noun sym·bol \ˈsim-bəl\

Medical Definition of symbol

  1. :  something that stands for or suggests something else: asa:  an arbitrary or conventional sign used in writing or printing relating to a particular field to represent operations, quantities, elements, relations, or qualitiesb:  an object or act representing something in the unconscious mind that has been repressed <phallic symbols>

symbolic \sim-ˈbäl-ik\play adjective
symbolically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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