Symbols of various religions.



  • A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.
  • A thing considered the embodiment of a concept or object.
  • A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.
  • A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.
  • The numerical expression which defines a plane's position relative to the assumed axes.
  • That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.
  • Share; allotment.
  • An internal identifier used by a debugger to relate parts of the compiled program to the corresponding names in the source code.
  • A signalling event on a communications channel; a signal that cannot be further divided into meaningful information.



  • From French symbole, from Latin symbolus, symbolum, from Ancient Greek σύμβολον ("a sign by which one infers something; a mark, token, badge, ticket, tally, check, a signal, watchword, outward sign"), from συμβάλλω, from σύν + βάλλω.

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