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English definition of “symbol”

symbol

noun [C]     /ˈsɪmbəl/
a sign, shape, or object that is used to represent something else: The Nike tick is an instantly recognizable symbol.
something that shows someone's position in society: The BlackBerry and the iPhone, initially symbols of high status, have become popular choices in the marketplace. Owning a car has become a symbol of success in China's main cities.
STOCK MARKET →  ticker
→ See also status symbol
(Definition of symbol noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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