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symbol

 [sim´bol]
1. something, particularly an object, representing something else.
2. in psychoanalytic theory, a representation or perception that replaces unconscious mental content.
phallic symbol in psychoanalytic theory, any pointed or upright object which may represent the phallus or penis.

sym·bol

(sim'bŏl),
1. A conventional sign serving as an abbreviation.
See also: conventional signs.
2. In chemistry, an abbreviation of the name of an element, radical, or compound, expressing in chemical formulas one atom or molecule of that element (for example, H and O in H2O); in biochemistry, an abbreviation of trivial names of molecules used primarily in combination with other similar symbols to construct larger assemblies (for example, Gly for glycine, Ado for adenosine, Glc for glucose).
See also: conventional signs.
3. In psychoanalysis, an object or action that is interpreted to represent some repressed or unconscious desire, often sexual.
See also: conventional signs.
4. A philosophical-linguistic sign.
See also: conventional signs.
[G. symbolon, a mark or sign, fr. sym-ballō, to throw together]

symbol

/sym·bol/ (sim´bol)
1. something, particularly an object, that represents something else.
2. in psychoanalytic theory, a representation or perception that replaces unconscious mental content.

phallic symbol  in psychoanalytic theory, any pointed or upright object which may represent the phallus or penis.

symbol

[sim′bəl]
Etymology: Gk, symbolon, sign
1 an image, object, action, or other stimulus that represents something else by reason of conscious association, convention, or another relationship, such as a flag or a statue.
2 an object, mode of behavior, or feeling that disguises a repressed emotional conflict through an unconscious association rather than through an objective relationship, as in dreams and anxiety.

sym·bol

(sim'bŏl)
1. A conventional sign serving as an abbreviation.
2. In chemistry, an abbreviation of the name of an element, radical, or compound, expressing in chemical formulas one atom or molecule of that element (e.g., H and O in H2O).
3. In psychoanalysis, an object or action interpreted to represent some repressed or unconscious desire.
[G. symbolon, a mark or sign, fr. sym-ballō, to throw together]

sym·bol

(sim'bŏl)
1. A conventional sign serving as an abbreviation.
2. In chemistry, abbreviation of name of an element, radical, or compound.
[G. symbolon, a mark or sign, fr. sym-ballō, to throw together]
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