Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See symbolization, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
  • noun the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
  • noun the use of symbols to convey meaning

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Examples

  • "symbolisation" of five; and there is not the slightest ground for any belief that the apparent "fiveness" of anything in the Great Pyramid had

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • Finally, with regard to spelling: the spoken word is the living form of a word — it is the word itself, as the Oxford English Dictionary puts it — of which its spelling is but a conventional symbolisation.

    “Attacks” on the language are greatly misunderstood

  • You got (im) possibility junkies who are all about the defection from reality (c.f. Cubist fragmentation, Abstract non-representation, Surrealist symbolisation).

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Rather they form a barrier of abstract symbolisation which, like the numbers on the cards, separates us from the stimulus that would otherwise invoke an automatic response.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • That barrier of abstract symbolisation doesn't help him stop himself from reaching for the larger bowl.

    The Art of Life

  • Smell is pure symbolisation, as I understand -- discrete "aesthemes" as signifiers of discrete chemicals.

    More Aesthetics

  • Rather they form a barrier of abstract symbolisation which, like the numbers on the cards, separates us from the stimulus that would otherwise invoke an automatic response.

    The Art of Life

  • You got (im) possibility junkies who are all about the defection from reality (c.f. Cubist fragmentation, Abstract non-representation, Surrealist symbolisation).

    More Aesthetics

  • That barrier of abstract symbolisation doesn't help him stop himself from reaching for the larger bowl.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Reality in itself, in its stupid existence, is never intolerable: it is language, its symbolisation, which makes it such.

    enowning

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