symbolization

noun
sym·​bol·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌsim-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce symbolization (audio) \

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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The first known use of symbolization was in 1603

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“Symbolization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symbolization. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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symbolization

noun
sym·​bol·​iza·​tion
variants: also British symbolisation \ ˌsim-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​ˌlī-​ How to pronounce symbolization (audio) \

Medical Definition of symbolization

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

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