symbolic representation

Definitions of symbolic representation
  1. noun
    something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    synonyms: symbol, symbolisation, symbolization
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    crossbones
    two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
    cornucopia, horn of plenty
    a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
    death's head
    a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death
    oriflamme
    an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle
    white feather
    a symbol of cowardice
    allegory, emblem
    a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
    scarlet letter
    the letter A in red; Puritans required adulterers to wear it
    cupid
    a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
    donkey
    the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
    dove
    an emblem of peace
    eagle
    an emblem representing power
    elephant
    the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
    fasces
    bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power; in modern Italy it is a symbol of fascism
    ensign, national flag
    an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
    hammer and sickle
    the emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union
    red flag
    the emblem of socialist revolution
    Magen David, Mogen David, Shield of David, Solomon's seal, Star of David
    a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
    badge
    an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)
    Agnus Dei, Paschal Lamb
    figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
    maple-leaf
    the emblem of Canada
    medallion
    an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
    spread eagle
    an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
    Hakenkreuz, swastika
    the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction
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    representational process
    any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
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