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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It was a trend that appeared hip at the time, but now, it has become less of a trend and more of a symbolic representation.
The change in jersey is a symbolic representation of the whole club showing our solidarity and pledging our continued support to creating a robust ecosystem for football.
This symbolic representation of the balance-holding lady is in every court.
An essay by art critic Donald Kuspit examines SternAEs work in the context of paintings, sculpture, and other art that has used symbolic representation of the skull over the past 700 years.
He demonstrates well Napoleon's fixation with cartography, the tactical and strategic importance of the map, and its symbolic representation of military control.
The campaign uses 'light' as the symbolic representation of the Olympic values.
The intention was to capture a visual connection between a symbolic representation of hope and love in this beautiful church, designed by Fernando Menis, with a person visiting that space.
Nails can be considered the symbolic representation of the phrase, 'You are what you eat'.
Rather, the fake head was supposed to be a symbolic representation.
For the symbolic representation, children need to relate the real world object, analyze the particular characteristics and use the information for both ends of guessing [15].
Lapis is a symbolic representation of the childs need to express ones ideas and feelings, be empowered through learning, in recognition of the importance of writing skills and materials, said a CWC press report.
Spokesman NDMA, Ahmed Kamal told reporter that the rally is a symbolic representation to raise awareness on risk reduction in case of any natural calamity.