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Symbol

Correct spelling for symbol

Medical definition of symbol:

1. A conventional sign serving as an abbreviation, such as the R at the beginning of a prescription. 2. In chemistry an abbreviation ( the initial and sometimes one other letter) of the Latin name of an element, expressing, in chemical formulae, one atom of that element.

Usage examples for symbol:

  • That is a symbol of the right use of the Bible. "The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible, – R. Heber Newton"
  • Their background was a symbol not a representation. "Gryll Grange, – Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury"
  • All this made a stupendous group of buildings, a splendid and impressive symbol of Cashel's greatness. "The Charm of Ireland, – Burton Egbert Stevenson"
  • The mystic must be steadily told, 'All that you say is just as true without the tedious use of that symbol as with it. "Nature Mysticism, – J. Edward Mercer"

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