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noun [countable]     symbol pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a picture or shape used to represent something
    symbol of:

    A crescent moon was the symbol of the old Ottoman Empire.

    1. a.
      a mark, letter, number, etc. used to represent something, for example in chemistry or music

      “Fe” is the symbol for iron.

  2. 2
    someone or something that represents a particular idea or quality
    symbol of:

    Many Catholics saw him as a symbol of hope.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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