insignia

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See also: insígnia

English[edit]

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Insignia of the Soviet/Russian space station Mir.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin īnsīgnia, nominative plural of īnsīgne (emblem, token, symbol). Doublet of ensign.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪɡ.ni.ə/
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Noun[edit]

insignia (plural insignias or insignia)

  1. A patch or other object that indicates a person's official or military rank, or membership in a group or organization.
    • 2019 March 18, Steven Pifer, Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution[1], The Center for International Security and Cooperation:
      The little green men were clearly professional soldiers by their bearing, carried Russian weapons, and wore Russian combat fatigues, but they had no identifying insignia. Vladimir Putin originally denied they were Russian soldiers; that April, he confirmed they were.
  2. A symbol or token of personal power, status, or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, chapter 6 in the first part of The Last Man
      The former Protector tendered him the oaths, and presented him with the insignia of office, performing the ceremonies of installation.
  3. (figuratively) A mark or token by which anything is known.
    • 2006, P. Goodrich, The Laws of Love: A Brief Historical and Practical Manual (page 49)
      Rule 23: “The stress of love makes it hard to eat and sleep.” To these empirical laws we can add the various other insignia of love.

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Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

insignia f (plural insignias)

  1. pin, badge

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

īnsīgnia

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of īnsīgne

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /inˈsiɡnja/, [ĩnˈsiɣnja]
  • Hyphenation: in‧sig‧nia

Noun[edit]

insignia f (plural insignias)

  1. badge, insignia

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