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Definitions for insignia
ɪnˈsɪg ni əin·signi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insignianoun

    a badge worn to show official position


  1. insignianoun

    A patch or other object that indicates a person's official or military rank, or membership in a group or organization.

  2. insignianoun

    A symbol or token of personal power, status, or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.

  3. Etymology: From insignia, plural of insigne.


  1. Insignia

    An insignia (from Latin insignia, plural of insigne 'emblem, symbol, ensign') is a sign or mark distinguishing a group, grade, rank, or function. It can be a symbol of personal power or that of an official group or governing body. On its own, an insignia is a sign of a specific or general authority and is usually made of metal or fabric. Together, insignias form a decoration with the different elements of a rank, grade, or dignity. There are many types of insignia, including civil and military decorations, crowns, emblems, and coats of arms.


  1. insignia

    Insignia refers to a symbol, emblem, or badge used as an identifying mark to denote rank, membership, achievement, or any other affiliations. These symbols are commonly used in the military, organizations, or societies to represent authority or status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insignia

    distinguishing marks of authority, office, or honor; badges; tokens; decorations; as, the insignia of royalty or of an order

  2. Insignia

    typical and characteristic marks or signs, by which anything is known or distinguished; as, the insignia of a trade

  3. Etymology: [L. insigne, pl. insignia, fr. insignis distinguished by a mark; pref. in- in + signum a mark, sign. See Ensign, Sign.]


  1. Insignia

    Insignia or insigne pl -nia or -nias : a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction. An insignia is usually the emblem of a specific or general authority. Typical examples of insignia are: ⁕Badges ⁕Cockades ⁕Coats of arms and Heraldry ⁕Crowns ⁕Ensigns ⁕Flags of a country or state ⁕Military aircraft insignia ⁕Military rank and unit markings: ⁕British Army officer rank insignia ⁕British Army Other Ranks rank insignia ⁕British Royal Air Force officer rank insignia ⁕British Royal Air Force other rank insignia ⁕British Royal Navy officer rank insignia ⁕British Royal Navy ratings rank insignia ⁕Croatian military ranks insignia ⁕Nazi Party rank insignia ⁕Polish Armed Forces rank insignia ⁕U.S. Army officer rank insignia ⁕U.S. Army enlisted rank insignia ⁕U.S. Navy officer rank insignia ⁕U.S. Navy enlisted rate insignia ⁕United States Air Force enlisted rank insignia ⁕United States Air Force officer rank insignia ⁕United States Marine Corps enlisted rank insignia ⁕United States Marine Corps officer rank insignia ⁕Other National Emblems

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insignia

    in-sig′ni-a, n.pl. signs or badges of office or honour: marks by which anything is known. [L., pl. of insignein, in, signum, a mark.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insignia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insignia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of insignia in a Sentence

  1. Mark Pitcavage:

    Plenty of people get tattoos, jewelry, insignia patches, it's become one of the most common modern White supremacy symbols.

  2. Amanda Flaks:

    It's a public elementary school. Why are military insignia being used to design a new logo ? It's not a military academy, the colloquial recognition of this image for many people, within the Jewish community and outside the Jewish community, on an initial glance is Nazi imagery.

  3. Jason Lasecki:

    We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred this morning on Insignia.

  4. Amir Taheri:

    Religious minorities (including Jews) will have to wear special insignia in Iraq

  5. Michael Waltz:

    Not only do they have diversity and equity officers in the cadet chain of command, they wear a special insignia, which is exactly what the political commissars — they would wear an armband in both the Soviet army and now in the Chinese Communist military. I just think there are some really alarming parallels.

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