Symbolism

Definition of Symbolism

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.) The practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby.
4.(Theol.) The science of creeds; symbolics.

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