Symbolism meaning

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The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.
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Symbolic meaning.
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The theories or practices of the Symbolists.
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Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
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Symbolism is the practice of giving special meaning to objects, things, relationships or events.

An example of symbolism is Christians making the cross a representation of Jesus.

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A system of symbols or representations.
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A symbolic meaning or representation.
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Revelation or suggestion of intangible conditions or truths by artistic invention.
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The movement, theory, or practice of the late 19th-century Symbolists.
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The representation of things by use of symbols, esp. in art or literature.
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A system of symbols.
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Origin of symbolism

  • Coined between 1645 and 1655 from symbol and -ism.

    From Wiktionary