symbol


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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]

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
The mismaching symbols occur in the second and the fifth symbol.
As already stated, data were collected on Frank's ability to reach for or direct the tangible object symbol. As Figure 1 shows, the baseline phase (sessions 1 to 10) had no independent actions on Frank's part.
The same principle would apply in Maharashtra where Shiv Sena Party has "Bow& Arrow" as reserved symbol," EC said in its order.
At the University of Cape Town a statue of Cecil Rhodes, installed in 1934 during the white supremacist apartheid system was removed in 2017, as a symbol of the falling of the racism at the University.
Dictators understand the importance of symbols all too well, but in their case, the symbols are usually of them and not of a larger belief.
In response, Google justified using the symbol in their symbols list but not as a swastika, but rather as a Buddhist symbol of worship.
Similarly, three candidates namely Shahnawaz Raja with Bat symbol, the candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Mohammad Naveed Shahzad, Crane symbol, the candidate of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and Nasir Mahmood, Tiger symbol, the candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, are contesting from PP-27, Jhelum-III while five candidate, Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate with Tiger symbol, Ayaz Khan, Bucket, Independent, Sardar Mohammad Ali Khan, Pitcher, Independent, Mohammad Akbar Khan, PTI candidate with Bat symbol and Mohammad Mushtaq Ali, Crane, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan candidate are contesting from PP-3, Attock-III.
'If I had to make such a group, I would have done so a year ago,' he said, and that he also has nothing to do with the PML-N candidates in south Punjab who had returned their tickets to contest the elections on the symbol of the jeep.
Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan a close friend of Shahbaz Sharif and the former Interior Minister and a known leader of the Pakistan Muslim League was the first one to have chosen this symbol as he is contesting the upcoming elections as an independent candidate from NA-59, NA-63, PP-10 and PP-12.
KARACHI -- An interesting situation has emerged in Karachi before the polls as many political leaders have been allotted symbols besides those of their political parties.
Those looking to purchase the Renault Symbol during the scheme period are assured of a cash gift of RO1,200.
"In 1987, the symbol of the sword wasn't even present in the list of allotted symbols," he added.