symbolic representation


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Noun1.symbolic representation - something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisiblesymbolic representation - something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
crossbones - two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
cornucopia, horn of plenty - a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
death's head - a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death
oriflamme - an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle
white feather - a symbol of cowardice
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
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For both Bazin and Andrew, when a filmmaker focuses on symbolic representation over realism, the film travels outside the bounds of the cinema.
Symbolic representation brought about an axial change in consciousness" (24).
acknowledged that their absence leaves the project "glaringly wanting in terms of symbolic representation within the U.
You see my entire family is rather religious and do not let go of their tendency to see people as people first and a symbolic representation of their religious beliefs later.
As such, the Spirit of George Macdonald is the voice of symbolic representation.
A symbolic representation of these weaves and decorations, borrowed from the process of decalcomania is like a journey across the world.
Driven by the symbolic representation of the event, the popularity has soared over the last three years.
His approach fostered children's intellectual development through a systematic focus on symbolic representation.
In particular, this technique was used for automatic generation of numerical programs for finite element analysis and the codes of it were produced in CAS in symbolic representation by (Wang, 1986).
Poppy Man - the organisation's symbolic representation of the help it gives to serving and ex-service people - met Chloe Beth Morgan, current Miss Wales, at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.
The purpose of this study was to explore the predictive relationship between the level of symbolic representation in preschoolers' sociodramatic play and reading and mathematics abilities and rate of growth in early elementary grades for children with and without disabilities.
At this level, children believe that the symbolic representation reflects the nature of the object it represents.