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. [1913 Webster]

2. A system of symbols or representations. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) (a) The practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby. (b) A combining together of parts or ingredients. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Theol.) The science of creeds; symbolics. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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