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symbolism

 [sim´bah-lizm]
1. the act or process of representing something by a symbol.
2. in psychoanalytic theory, a mechanism of unconscious thinking characterized by substitution of a symbol for a repressed or threatening impulse or object, which is often of a sexual nature, so as to avoid censorship by the superego.

sym·bol·ism

(sim'bŏl-izm),
1. In psychoanalysis, the process involved in the disguised representation in consciousness of unconscious or repressed contents or events.
2. A mental state in which a person regards everything that happens as symbolic of that person's own thoughts.
3. The description of the emotional life and experiences in abstract terms.

sym·bol·ism

(sim'bŏl-izm)
1. psychoanalysis The process involved in the disguised representation in consciousness of unconscious or repressed contents or events.
2. A mental state in which one regards everything that happens as symbolic of one's own thoughts.
3. The description of the emotional life and experiences in abstract terms.
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On Saturday, the Department of Health, through the Regional Nutrition Council, will present the health and nutritional status of the symbolic babies based on the result of the status monitoring report by their parents.
The Indian sub-continent under the rule of Mughal empire also remained host to such symbolic acts that have, decades down the line of independence, influenced Pakistan, and Muslim generations raised here if not India.
'Tsaka ang Philippine Rise is actually nasa ilalim ng dagat so ang ginagawa natin ngayon dito ay symbolic na inaangkin natin ang atin at sinasabi ng Presidente na ang tanging yaman dito sa area na ito ay sa Pilipino lamang,' he added.
For instances, we can see the symbolic frame of military organizations in Pakistan.
It is not only in terms of the Real but also in terms of the Symbolic register that the ferocity in the dystopia can be interpreted since--as will be expounded--violence as the standard also functions as the Law of the Symbolic emerging in the form of violence.
In Section 2, the components of the proposed methodology based on EMD and symbolizing IMFs, a procedure for the proposed methodology of maximum symbolic entropy and related parameters, are introduced.
Hanna Pitkin (1967), whose contribution to the debate on political representation is considered seminal, proposes a theoretical framework that distinguishes between four kinds of political representation, namely formalistic representation, symbolic representation, descriptive representation, and substantive representation.
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The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein.
First, I will examine his practice of reparative or affirmative reading, or the attempt to recuperate texts or practices that are, according to common wisdom, oppressive to the racialized subject, including blackface, symbolic suicide, and psychoanalysis itself.