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in·sig·ni·a

(ĭn-sĭg′nē-ə) also in·sig·ne (-nē)
n. pl. insignia or in·sig·ni·as also in·sig·nes
1. A badge of office, rank, membership, or nationality; an emblem.
2. A distinguishing sign.

[Latin īnsignia, pl. of īnsigne, badge of office, mark, from neuter of īnsignis, distinguished, marked : in-, in; see in-2 + signum, sign; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Insignia in Latin is the plural form of insigne, but it has long been used in English as both a singular and a plural form: The insignia was visible on the wingtip. There are five insignia on various parts of the plane. From the singular use of insignia comes the plural insignias, which is also acceptable. The Latin singular insigne is largely restricted to military contexts; in other contexts, it may strike some as pedantic.
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insignia

(ɪnˈsɪɡnɪə)
n, pl -nias or -nia
1. a badge or emblem of membership, office, or dignity
2. a distinguishing sign or mark
Also called (rare): insigne
[C17: from Latin: marks, badges, from insignis distinguished by a mark, prominent, from in-2 + signum mark]
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in•sig•ni•a

(ɪnˈsɪg ni ə)

n. formally a pl. of insigne, but usu. used as a sing. with pl. -ni•a or -ni•as.
1. a badge or distinguishing mark of office or honor: military insignia.
2. a distinguishing mark or sign of anything: an insignia of mourning.
Sometimes, insigne.
[1640–50; < Latin, pl. of insigne mark, badge, n. use of neuter of insignis distinguished (by a mark); see in2, sign]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insignia - a badge worn to show official position
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
caduceus - an insignia used by the medical profession; modeled after the staff of Hermes
insignia of rank - an insignia worn on a military uniform
shoulder flash - something worn on the shoulder of a military uniform as an emblem of a division etc.
hash mark, hashmark, service stripe - an insignia worn to indicate years of service
cordon - cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
wings - stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members
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insignia

noun badge, symbol, decoration, crest, earmark, emblem, ensign, distinguishing mark a tunic bearing the insignia of the captain of the Irish Guards
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Translations
شارَه
odznaky
insignier
tignarmerki
insignijosvaldžios ženklai
goda zīmesordeņizīmotnes
insígnie

insignia

[ɪnˈsɪgnɪə] NPL (insignias or insignia (pl)) → insignias fpl
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insignia

[ɪnˈsɪgniə] nplinsignes mpl
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insignia

plInsignien pl
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insignia

[ɪnˈsɪgnɪə] nplinsegne fpl
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insignia

(inˈsigniə) noun plural
symbols worn or carried as a mark of high office. The crown and sceptre are the insignia of a king.
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