What does insignia mean?

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.

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. Amir Taheri:

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

  2. Mark Pitcavage:

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

  3. Jack Holder:

    We ran outside and seen all the aircraft in with Rising Sun insignia and that explained it all, i remember it like it was yesterday. It’s something I’ll never forget.

  4. Jason Lasecki:

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

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    I have great concerns about that particularly given the track record in the city of Portland. I spent a lot of time yesterday talking with the mayor or Portland to get a sense of what has happened there. We don't need federal agents without any insignia taking people off the streets and holding them, I think, unlawfully. That's not what we need.

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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    • A. distinguish
    • B. conform
    • C. disturb
    • D. interrupt

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