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Standard Definition

[n] the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
[n] a system of symbols and symbolic representations


symbolisation - (5 syllables), symbolization - (5 syllables)

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pattern, practice, symbol

Misc. Definitions

\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.