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

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1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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symbolization

noun
sym·​bol·​iza·​tion
variants: also British symbolisation \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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