symbolization

noun sym·bol·i·za·tion \ ˌsim-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of symbolization

1 : an act or instance of symbolizing
2 : the human capacity to develop a system of meaningful symbols

First Known Use of symbolization

1603

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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symbolization

noun sym·bol·iza·tion
variants: also British symbolisation play \ˌsim-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌlī-\

medical Definition of symbolization

: the act or process of symbolizing; specifically : symbolic representation of a repressed complex (as in dreams)

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