Definitions for symbolismˈsɪm bəˌlɪz əm
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a system of symbols and symbolic representations
symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation(noun)
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
the act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized; as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs, and forms
a system of symbols or representations
the practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby
a combining together of parts or ingredients
the science of creeds; symbolics
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
has been divided into two kinds, symbolism of colour and symbolism of form. Of colours, black typifies grief and death; blue, hope, love of divine works, divine contemplation, piety, sincerity; pale blue, power, Christian prudence, love of good works, serene conscience; gold, glory and power; green, faith, immortality, resurrection, gladness; pale green, baptism; grey, tribulation; purple, justice, royalty; red, martyrdom for faith, charity, divine love; rose-colour, martyrdom; saffron, confessors; scarlet, fervour and glory; silver, chastity and purity; violet, penitence; white, purity, temperance, innocence, chastity, and faith in God. Instances of form: Anchor typifies hope; palm, victory; sword, death or martyrdom; the lamb, Christ; unicorn, purity. Of stones, moreover, the amethyst typifies humility; diamond, invulnerable faith; sardonyx, sincerity; sapphire, hope, &c.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A concept that stands for or suggests something else by reason of its relationship, association, convention, or resemblance. The symbolism may be mental or a visible sign or representation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
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But it is about symbolism.
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
The symbolism of this moment will not be missed by anyone in the border region, it will be like the Pope coming to Ellis Island.
That's clearly the flag that has been hijacked by people that are misusing that symbolism to set the wrong tone for our nation and for North Carolina.
Any impatient student of mathematics or science or engineering who is irked by having algebraic symbolism thrust upon him should try to get along without it for a week.
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