This article presents the essential definitions. For links to more complete treatments of specialized meanings, see Symbol (disambiguation)
- The musical instrument is spelled cymbal. Cymbals are a modern percussion instrument Cymbals consist of thin normally round plates of various Cymbal alloys; see Cymbal making for a discussion of their
Symbols are objects, pictures, or other concrete representations of ideas, concepts, or other abstractions. An image (from Latin imago) or picture is an artifact usually two-dimensional that has a similar appearance to some subject &mdashusually iDeaS is a Nintendo DS Emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using GTK+. The term "concept" is traced back to 1554–60 ( l conceptum - something conceived but what is today termed "the classical theory of concepts" is the theory of Aristotle --> Abstraction is the process or result of generalization by reducing the information For example, in the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain, a red octagon is a symbol for "STOP". Regular octagons A regular octagon is an octagon whose sides are all the same length and whose internal angles are all the same size
Common examples of symbols are the symbols used on maps to denote places of interest, such as crossed sabres to indicate a battlefield, and the numerals used to represent numbers. A number is an Abstract object, tokens of which are Symbols used in Counting and measuring. Common psychological symbols are the use of a gun to represent a penis or a tunnel to represent a vagina. The penis (plural penises, penes The vagina (from Latin, literally " Sheath " or " Scabbard " is a fibromuscular tubular tract leading from the Uterus  See: phallic symbol and yonic symbol. The word phallus can refer to an erect Penis, or to an object shaped like a penis The word yoni (Sanskrit योिन yoni) is the Sanskrit word for "divine passage" "place of birth" "womb" in the sense of 'source
All languages are made up of symbols. The word "cat", whether spoken or written, is not a cat but a sequence of symbols that represent a cat.
The study of symbols is known as semiotics. Semiotics, semiotic studies, or semiology is the study of sign processes (semiosis or signification and communication signs and Symbols both
The word "symbol" came to the English language by way of Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from the Greek σύμβολον (sýmbolon) from the root words συν- (syn-) meaning "together" and βολή (bolē) "a throw", having the approximate meaning of "to throw together", literally a "co-incidence" (zu-fall), also "sign, ticket, or contract". English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Middle English is the name given by Historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of Old French was the Romance Dialect continuum spoken in territories which span roughly the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly The earliest attestation of the term is in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes where Hermes on seeing the tortoise exclaims συμβολον ηδη μοι "symbolon [symbol/sign/portent/encounter/chance find?] of joy to me!" before turning it into a lyre. The thirty-three anonymous Homeric Hymns celebrating individual gods are a collection of ancient Greek Hymns "Homeric" in the sense that they employ the Hermes ( Greek,, ˈhɝmiːz in Greek mythology, is the Olympian god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them of Shepherds and Tortoises or land Turtles are land-dwelling Reptiles of the family of Testudinidae', order Testudines. The lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in Classical Antiquity and later
A technical term for an object that serves as a symbol is a symbolate. For example, a scepter is a symbol of royal power. In addition to being a symbol, a scepter is also an object which can be picked up and wielded, and which only fulfills its symbolic purpose when it is wielded by a monarch.
Objects have physical properties; a scepter is essentially a rod with ornamentation. A rod only becomes a scepter when the people viewing the rod accept it as a scepter.
An alien from outer space might describe a royal audience as follows: A human Homo sapiens wrapped in fibers reflecting light at the high end of the visible frequency range moved an ornamented rod against gravity, at which time other individuals ceased emitting complex sound waves. Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus A human would say that the monarch dressed in a purple robe waved the scepter to silence the crowd.
What is the difference between these two meanings? Leslie White approached the question in an effort to define cultural objects, such as a law, a constitution, a marriage ceremony. Leslie Alvin White ( 19 January 1900, Salida Colorado &ndash 31 March 1975, Lone Pine California) was an American Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate" generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic All the nouns in the paragraph above are cultural objects: the monarch, the robe, the scepter, the language, and the subjects.
- ^ David G. Alchemy a part of the Occult Tradition is both a philosophy and a practice with an ultimately unknown aim involving the improvement of the alchemist as well as the making of Applied Drama is an Umbrella term for the wider use of Drama practice in a specific social context and environment Asemic writing is a wordless open Semantic form of Writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content" A tick (known as a checkmark or check in American English) is a mark (✓ ✔ ☑, etc On Computer displays, a computer icon is a small Pictogram. Icons have been used to supplement the normal alphanumerics of the computer A dramatic Symbol is a prop, Gesture, movement, or articulation in a theatrical or dramatic context that carries distinct symbolic meaning and An emblem is a pictorial Image, abstract or representational that epitomizes a Concept — e In typography a font (also fount) is traditionally defined as a complete character set of a single size and style of a particular Typeface. A glyph is an element of writing Two or more glyphs representing the same symbol whether interchangeable or context-dependent are called Allographs the abstract unit they In Typography, a grapheme is the fundamental unit in written language. An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn, "image" is a religious work of art most commonly a painting from Eastern Christianity. For other uses of the term see Icon (disambiguation. For a list of icons for use on Wikipedia see WikipediaIcons. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender ( LGBT) communities have adopted certain Symbols and symbolates for The frequency of letters in text has often been studied for use in Cryptography, and Frequency analysis in particular There are thousands of Symbols that are recognized by most people all over the world and many more that are limited to certain regions religions sciences etc This is a list of graphical signs icons and symbols See also List of common symbols Religious esoteric metaphysical and mystical symbols A A logo ( Greek el λογότυπος = el-Latn logotypos is a graphical element ( Ideogram, Symbol, Emblem, Icon, Sign) A logo ( Greek el λογότυπος = el-Latn logotypos is a graphical element ( Ideogram, Symbol, Emblem, Icon, Sign) The map is not the territory is a remark by Alfred Korzybski, encapsulating his view that an abstraction derived from something or a reaction to it is not the thing itself A national symbol is a Symbol of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community – namely sovereign states, but also Religious symbolism is the use of Symbols including Archetypes, acts artwork events or natural phenomena, by a religion Representation describes the signs that stand in for and take the place of something else Second-order simulacra, a term coined by Jean Baudrillard, are Symbols without referents that is symbols with no real object to represent Semiotics, semiotic studies, or semiology is the study of sign processes (semiosis or signification and communication signs and Symbols both There are many models of the linguistic sign (see also Sign (semiotics) The siglas poveiras (also known as marcas or marks) is a Proto-writing system that has been used by the local community of Póvoa de Varzim in In Digital communications, symbol rate, also known as baud or modulation rate is the number of symbol changes (signalling events made to the transmission medium per second The Symbol Grounding Problem is related to the problem of how Words ( Symbols get their Meanings and hence to the problem of what meaning itself really is This is a listing of common symbols found within all branches of the science of Mathematics. Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, Type design, and modifying type Glyphs Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety In Computing, in addition to encoding characters for the various Writing systems used throughout the World Unicode also devotes several blocks of characters Myers, Psychology, Worth Publishers; 7th edition (June 6, 2004) ISBN 0716752514 ISBN-13 978-0716752516, p. 282
- Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, Unabridged, W. A. Neilson, T. A. Knott, P. W. Carhart (eds. ), G. & C. Merriam Company, Springfield, MA, 1950.
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- A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.
- Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.
- (linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.
- A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.
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