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Noun: symbolism  'sim-bu,li-zum
  1. A system of symbols and symbolic representations
  2. The practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
    - symbolization, symbolisation [Brit]
  3. An artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images

Derived forms: symbolisms

Type of: art movement, artistic movement, pattern, practice, symbol

Encyclopedia: Symbolism