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symbol

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsɪmbəl/
SIGN B2 a sign or object that is used to represent something: A heart shape is the symbol of love.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
CHEMISTRY a number, letter, or sign that is used instead of the name of a chemical substance, another number, etc: The symbol for oxygen is O. →  See also status symbol Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
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