symbolic representation

Definitions of symbolic representation

n something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

symbol, symbolisation, symbolization
show 23 types...
hide 23 types...
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
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
a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
an emblem of peace
an emblem representing power
the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
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
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
the emblem of Canada
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
Type of:
representational process
any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.