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  1. A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.
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      1. Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.
    2. "The dollar has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea."
      1. (linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.
      2. A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.
    3. The Apostles, Nicene Creed and the confessional books of Protestantism, such as the Augsburg Confession of Lutheranism are considered symbols.
    Etymology: Literally "to throw together". From symbolum "mark" or "token" < Ancient Greek (sumbolon) "a sign or token by which one infers a thing" < (sumballÅ) "I throw together, dash together" < (sun) "with, together" + (ballÅ) "I throw"

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