Meaning of “symbol” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈsɪmbəl/

B2 a sign or object that is used to represent something:

A heart shape is the symbol of love.

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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.
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(Definition of “symbol” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)