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Symbol
  • (n.) A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.
  • (n.) An abbreviation standing for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium (Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum), Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names and symbols under Element.
  • (n.) An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
  • (n.) Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
  • (n.) Share; allotment.
  • (n.) That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.
  • (v. t.) To symbolize.

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)


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