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Meaning of SYMBOLISM

Pronunciation:  'simbu`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
  2. [n]  a system of symbols and symbolic representations

SYMBOLISM is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: symbolisation, symbolization
 See Also: pattern, practice, symbol



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sym"bol*ism\, n.
1. The act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized;
   as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of
   truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs,
   and forms.

2. A system of symbols or representations.

3. (Chem.)
   (a) The practice of using symbols, or the system of
       notation developed thereby.
   (b) A combining together of parts or ingredients. [Obs.]

4. (Theol.) The science of creeds; symbolics.