Meaning of “symbolism” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “symbolism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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symbolismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪm·bəˌlɪz·əm/

the use of symbols to represent ideas, or the meaning of something as a symbol:

poetic symbolism

(Definition of “symbolism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)