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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sym·bol·ism /ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sym·bol·ism /ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sym·bol·ism n.
 1. The act of symbolizing, or the state of being symbolized; as, symbolism in Christian art is the representation of truth, virtues, vices, etc., by emblematic colors, signs, and forms.
 2. A system of symbols or representations.
 3. Chem. (a) The practice of using symbols, or the system of notation developed thereby. (b) A combining together of parts or ingredients. [Obs.]
 4. Theol. The science of creeds; symbolics.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a system of symbols and symbolic representations
      2: the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning [syn:
          symbolization, symbolisation]
      3: an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to
         express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic
         use of images