- A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.
- "$ is the for dollars in the US and some other countries"
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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- Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.
- "The dollar has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea."
- (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.
- A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.
- The Apostles, Nicene Creed and the confessional books of Protestantism, such as the Augsburg Confession of Lutheranism are considered symbols.
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