symbol

  

Definition

Mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences. All communication (and data processing) is achieved though the use of symbols.

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  • While visiting another country I would see signs with words in a language I didn't understand but often they were accompanied with visual symbols to explain their meanings without knowing the local language.

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  • The flowers he gave her for valentines day were a symbol of his love for her, but she just liked how they smelled.

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  • In lieu of an end of the year bonus, Dwight was given a plaque as a symbol of his hard work and dedication to the company.

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