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I'm obviously attuned to pick up mathematics whenever I can see it. But in Mozart there is a lot of conscious use of mathematical symbolism and numbers in order to try and give messages.
Marcus du Sautoy

Meaning of "symbolism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMBOLISM

symbolism  [ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMBOLISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Symbolism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SYMBOLISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of symbolism in the English dictionary

The first definition of symbolism in the dictionary is the representation of something in symbolic form or the attribution of symbolic meaning or character to something. Other definition of symbolism is a system of symbols or symbolic representation. Symbolism is also a symbolic significance or quality.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMBOLISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMBOLISM

symbol retailer
symbolic
symbolic logic
symbolical
symbolical books
symbolically
symbolicalness
symbolisation
symbolise
symboliser
symbolist
symbolist movement
symbolistic
symbolistical
symbolistically
symbolization
symbolize
symbolizer
symbolled
symbolling

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMBOLISM

air embolism
alcoholism
ametabolism
anabolism
antialcoholism
asystolism
basal metabolism
catabolism
crassulacean acid metabolism
diabolism
epipolism
evangelism
holism
hypermetabolism
idolism
katabolism
mongolism
pulmonary embolism
shopaholism
thromboembolism
workaholism

Synonyms and antonyms of symbolism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «symbolism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMBOLISM

Find out the translation of symbolism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of symbolism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «symbolism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

象征手法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simbolismo
570 millions of speakers

English

symbolism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रतीकों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رمزية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

символика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simbolismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতীকীবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

symbolisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Simbolisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Symbolismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

象徴化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상징주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Simbolisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biểu tượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடையாளங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतीकवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sembolizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

simbolismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symbolika
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

символіка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simbolism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβολισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simboliek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

symbolik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

symbolikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of symbolism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMBOLISM»

The term «symbolism» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMBOLISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about symbolism

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10 QUOTES WITH «SYMBOLISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word symbolism.
1
Lascelles Abercrombie
There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
2
Arthur C. Clarke
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
3
Carrie Coon
Being a literature major, you know, I'm very familiar with the ways symbolism is used in our sort of mythic tales of society, so anyone who is consciously trying to pull that off I think is really interesting and clearly very smart.
4
Marcus du Sautoy
I'm obviously attuned to pick up mathematics whenever I can see it. But in Mozart there is a lot of conscious use of mathematical symbolism and numbers in order to try and give messages.
5
Aaron Eckhart
I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.
6
Andrew Eldritch
Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism, as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
7
Enya
The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.
8
Ori Gersht
'Pomegranate,' started with my imagining a bullet going through the fruit and causing it to bleed. My initial associations were with pomegranates in old masters painting and their Judeo-Christian symbolism.
9
Roman Jakobson
In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
10
Peter T. King
I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMBOLISM»

Discover the use of symbolism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symbolism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sound Symbolism
A study of the relationship between the sound of an utterance and its meaning.
Leanne Hinton, Johanna Nichols, John J. Ohala, 2006
2
The Symbolism of Evil
Symbolism of Evil is a Beacon Press publication.
Paul Ricœur, 1967
3
Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism
Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still ...
Mircea Eliade, 1961
4
Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism
"John Gage's "Color and Meaning" is full of ideas. . .He is one of the best writers on art now alive."--A. S. Byatt, Booker Prize winner
John Gage, 1999
5
Freud, Psychoanalysis and Symbolism
New theory of symbolism based on investigation of the development of Freud's ideas throughout works.
Agnes Petocz, 1999
6
Medieval Number Symbolism: Its Sources, Meaning, and ...
In this classic study, a noted scholar reveals "how deeply rooted in medieval thought was the consciousness of numbers, not as mathematical tools, nor yet as the counters in a game, but as fundamental realities, alive with memories and ...
Vincent Foster Hopper, 2011
7
A History of Russian Symbolism
This book is the first detailed history of the Russian Symbolist movement, from its initial hostile reception as a symptom of European decadence to its absorption into the mainstream of Russian literature, and eventual disintegration.
Avril Pyman, 1994
8
Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism: A Cultural Approach
Provides a concise explanation of an ethno-symbolic approach to the study of nations and nationalism and simultaneously embodies a general statement of Anthony D Smith’s contribution to this approach and its application to the central ...
Anthony D. Smith, 2009
9
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 2, Symbolism, ...
This book was first published in 1981.
J. L. Styan, 1981
10
Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures
The symbolic order of gender in organizations - how gender relations are culturally and discursively produced and reproduced, and how they might be done' differently, are explored in this book.
Professor Silvia Gherardi, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMBOLISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symbolism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Dan Walters: Symbolism could be slick slope
The latest spasm of symbolism was triggered by the murder of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, allegedly by a racist young man. California politicians ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
2
At Facebook, symbols matter
The decision to place the female icon in front happened because, says Winner, “it was hard not to read into the symbolism of the current icon; the woman was ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
3
BJP regime mostly thrives on empty rhetoric, symbolism: Anand …
"The Indian economy is not faring any better and farmers are in distress as the BJP Government mostly thrives on empty rhetoric and symbolism," Sharma said in ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»
4
Symbols in the aftermath of Charleston
It was a moment of symbolism, a theme that percolated in the final four days of the 10-day conference. It's a festival devoted to verbal chewing of big ideas, and ... «Mountain Town News, Jul 15»
5
Indigenous people need a lot more than just symbolism
One is about symbolism. The other is about solving a practical problem. For indigenous advocates historically, the answer has always been clear. The objective ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
6
When It Comes To Money, Women Need More Than Symbolism
The U.S. is planning on putting a woman on the $10 bill, but considering the state of the gender pay gap, perhaps we should put a woman on a special bill -- one ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
7
Mayor supports Confederate symbolism at cemetery
A Confederate flag waved above a cemetery in San Antonio's historically black District 2 on Monday, but Mayor Ivy Taylor — a councilwoman for that district ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jun 15»
8
State and city climate policy is mired in symbolism
These failures occur because politicians choose symbolic but ineffective policies: electric-car subsidies favoring wealthy drivers who don't need them, “green” ... «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
9
Law and Symbolism at the Supreme Court
Symbolic speech — nonverbal communication that conveys a message — is a common subject of First Amendment analysis. Here was the thing itself, a piece of ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
10
Southerners silenced too long by symbolism of Confederate flag
When I was growing up in Georgia in the 1970s and 80s, the Confederate battle flag was part of the visual and cultural landscape, just like the kudzu vine, the ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Symbolism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/symbolism>. Jul 2020 ».
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