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noun [uncountable] symbolism pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪmbəˌlɪz(ə)m/
  1. 1
    the use of symbols to represent a thing, idea, or quality
    political/religious/sexual symbolism
  2. 2
    the way in which an action or event is a sign of something more important
    symbolism of: The political symbolism of the event was not lost on anyone.


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