symbolization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

symbol +‎ -ization or symbolize +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

symbolization (countable and uncountable, plural symbolizations)

  1. The act of symbolizing; the use of symbols to represent things, or the investing of things with a symbolic meaning.
  2. (psychology) The unconscious mental representation of one thing by another.