symbolic language


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symbolic language

n.
A high-level programming language.
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Beyond this universality of the symbolic language, we are apprised of the divineness of this superior use of things, whereby the world is a temple whose walls are covered with emblems, pictures, and commandments of the Deity,--in this, that there is no fact in nature which does not carry the whole sense of nature; and the distinctions which we make in events and in affairs, of low and high, honest and base, disappear when nature is used as a symbol.
It would serve, he said to himself, as a symbolic language to keep him in communion with Nature.
Cixous argues that the Freudian model of mourning, which encourages the translation of loss into symbolic language, originates in the fear of castration.
Here, the rotation of the church, the hidden position of the principal facade (and the purposeful geometrical misalignment with the projected siting of the future parochial school and priest's house), engender a contrast between the informal topographical structure of the surrounding city, and the more established patterns of an inherited monumental and symbolic language.
It has become a truly human Christian symbolic language allowing death and the grief of loss a rightful voice in the faith community."
The younger, more recreational (mainstream) rap audience that has emerged has found itself unprepared to deal with the vital, literary facets of rap (i.e., symbolic language, hidden meanings, and a rapidly evolving urban vernacular), preferring to extract a song's meaning from video airplay.
While the function was official in nature and was organised by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), political messages were conveyed in a symbolic language by both Modi and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Myth here doesn't refer to a story or statement that isn't true, but to an experience so unique and significant that it can only be expressed in symbolic language.
The shamanic journey is purely a question-driven state and occurs within the dreamlike landscape of one's own symbolic language. The practitioner must craft the question so that it acts as a key to open the answer, notes Pratt.
In this way, the choir acts as a kind of authority, similar to a Greek chorus, while lending a sense of ambiguity to the constructed rhetoric and the symbolic language of the action onstage.
They also denote the existence of a symbolic language and cognitive capacities for which there is no evidence during the Middle Palaeolithic.

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