Definition of Symbolism and their Meanings




Symbolism Definition
Definition of Symbols

This page will explain to you the definition of the word symbolism. We have included two definitions of the word symbolism found in popular dictionaries. We have also included the definition of the word Symbol or Symbols.

This will give you a better understanding of symbolism, and you will be able to appreciate this website in a broader sense.


Symbolism is the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.

Symbolism is a system of symbols or representations.

Symbolism is symbolic meaning or representation.

Symbolism is the revelation or suggestion of intangible conditions or truths by artistic invention.

Symbolism is the movement, theory, or practice of the late 19th-century Symbolists.

More Definitions of the Word Symbolism

Symbolism is the representation of something in symbolic form or the attribution of symbolic meaning or character to something

Symbolism is a symbolic significance or quality

Now we will give you the definition of the word Symbol. Symbolism and symbols are similar in definition however there is a difference. Symbolism is the practice of using symbols to represent things, while a symbol is the object, or thing which actually represents something else.


Here are some definitions of the word symbol.

A symbol is something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.

A symbol is a printed or written sign used to represent an operation, element, quantity, quality, or relation, as in mathematics or music.

Psychological Symbol

An object or image that an individual unconsciously uses to represent repressed thoughts, feelings, or impulses, for example, a phallic symbol.

Something that represents or stands for something else, usually by convention or association, especially a material object used to represent something abstract

Literary Symbol

An object, person, idea, etc., used in a literary work, film, etc., to stand for or suggest something else with which it is associated either explicitly or in some more subtle way

Mathematical Symbol

A letter, figure, or sign used in mathematics, science, music, etc. to represent a quantity, phenomenon, operation, function, etc.

A conventional, printed or written figure used to represent an operation, element, quantity, relation, unit of measurement, phenomenon, or descriptor. Also called a sign.





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