An insignia is a badge you wear to show your position or affiliation. If you're an Eagle Scout, you can wear that insignia, or, if you're a Red Sox fan, you might wear the team logo as your insignia.

The word insignia includes the word "sign" — an insignia is a sign that shows your connection to some organization. Military officers wear insignias that indicate their rank. When you watch the president of the United States give a speech, you'll see on the lectern the official presidential insignia — the circular seal with the eagle inside.

Definitions of insignia
  1. noun
    a badge worn to show official position
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    an insignia used by the medical profession; modeled after the staff of Hermes
    insignia of rank
    an insignia worn on a military uniform
    shoulder flash
    something worn on the shoulder of a military uniform as an emblem of a division etc.
    hash mark, hashmark, service stripe
    an insignia worn to indicate years of service
    cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
    stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members
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    an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)
  2. noun
    a distinguishing symbol
    synonyms: mark, marker, marking
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    identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
    identification mark on skin, made by burning
    a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
    assay-mark, authentication, hallmark
    a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
    a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing
    a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light
    broad arrow
    an arrowhead mark identifying British government property
    milepost, milestone
    stone post at side of a road to show distances
    peg, pin
    small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    pip, spot
    a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
    an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
    a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
    a pen with indelible ink that will write on any surface
    logo, logotype
    a company emblem or device
    gummed label, paster, sticker
    an adhesive label
    tag, ticket
    a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
    title bar
    (computer science) a horizontal label at the top of a window, bearing the name of the currently active document
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    an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
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