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Noun
/ˈsimbəˌlizəm/,
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The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities,
  1. The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
    • - he has always believed in the importance of symbolism in garden art
  2. Symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts
    • - the old-fashioned symbolism of flowers
  3. An artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind. It originated in late 19th century France and Belgium, with important figures including Mallarmé, Maeterlinck, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Redon


  1. a system of symbols and symbolic representations
  2. the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
  3. an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
  4. (symbolic) emblematic: serving as a visible symbol for something abstract; "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"
  5. (symbolize) typify: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  6. Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the movement had its roots in Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. ...
  7. (Symbolic (Death album)) Symbolic is the sixth album by American death metal band Death. The album was released on March 21, 1995 through Roadrunner Records. The album was remastered and reissued on April 1, 2008 with five bonus tracks.
  8. (Symbolic (Voodoo Glow Skulls album)) Symbolic is the Voodoo Glow Skulls' fifth full-length album. It was released on September 12, 2000 on Epitaph Records. This album marks the last appearance of the creator of the VGS horn style, Helios J Hernandez. ...
  9. (The Symbolic) The Symbolic order is a part of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, part of his attempt 'to distinguish between those elementary registers whose grounding I later put forward in these terms: the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real - a distinction never previously made in ...
  10. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities
  11. (symbolic) Pertaining to a symbol; Referring to something with an implicit meaning
  12. (Symbolisms) The description of a planet's influence.
  13. (2. (Operational) Symbolic) Operational symbolism grows out of physical actions into mathematical procedures. While some learners may remain at a procedural level, others may conceive the symbols flexibly as operations to perform and also to be operated on through calculation and manipulation. ...
  14. (Symbolic) Braille music · Canadian currency marks · Gardner-Salinas braille code (GS8) · Nemeth Braille · USA Braille flag
  15. (Symbolic) Representing the immaterial or abstract thing.
  16. (Symbolic) The social world of linguistic communication, intersubjective relations, knowledge of ideological conventions, and the acceptance of the law. Once a child enters into language and accepts the rules and dictates of society, it is able to deal with others. ...
  17. (The Symbolic) this refers to the realm of the semiotic, and not just the linguistic per se, into which the child comes to be inserted and through which it is introduced to an order of meaningfulness (a system of binary opposites) that assigns values to things (e.g. ...
  18. (symbolic) works of art that have forms, images, or subjects representing meanings other than the ones with which they are usually associated.
  19. (the symbolic) the order of culture, of human subjectivity; see Lacan.
  20. (Symbolize) (v) : to be a sign of
  21. (Symbolize) A function of the GIS Editor tab in XMap/GIS Editor in which the visual characteristics (such as color, opacity, line weight, or symbol style) of the objects in an Openspace GIS layer or an are manually modified.
  22. An art style developed in the late 19th century characterized by the incorporation of symbols and ideas, usually spiritual or mystical in nature, which represent the inner life of people. ...
  23. using something specific to stand for something else, especially an idea. A symbol is a person, place, object or action that for something beyond itself. For example, a dove may represent peace. The dove can be seen and peace cannot.
  24. In literature, the serious and extensive use of symbols. See Symbol
  25. A late 19th century movement reacting against realism. Influenced by the connections between music and poetry, it sought to achieve the effects of images and metaphors to symbolize the basic idea or emotion of each poem. ...