symbol

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symbol sym·bol (sĭm'bəl)
n.

  1. Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.

  2. A printed or written sign used to represent an operation, an element, a quantity, or a relation, as in mathematics or chemistry.

  3. A conventional sign.

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