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noun [countable]     symbol pronunciation in British 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 description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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