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Noun: symbolization  ,sim-bu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,sim-bu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The use of symbols to convey meaning
    - symbolisation [Brit]
  2. Something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    "the eagle is a symbolization of the United States";
    - symbol, symbolisation [Brit], symbolic representation
  3. The practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
    - symbolism, symbolisation [Brit]

Derived forms: symbolizations

Type of: import, meaning, pattern, practice, representational process, significance, signification

Encyclopedia: Symbolization