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Etymology

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symbol +‎ -ism, sense 2 being a semantic loan from French symbolisme.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: sym‧bol‧ism

Noun

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symbolism (countable and uncountable, plural symbolisms)

  1. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities. [from between 1645 and 1655.]
  2. An art movement originating in late 19th-century France and Belgium, seeking to represent absolute truths symbolically through language and metaphorical images, mainly as a reaction against naturalism and realism.
  3. (obsolete) A combining together of parts or ingredients.

Derived terms

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Translations

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Swedish

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Etymology

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symbol +‎ -ism

Noun

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symbolism c

  1. symbolism

Declension

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Declension of symbolism 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative symbolism symbolismen
Genitive symbolisms symbolismens

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