Symbols/Symbolic Reality

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

  • Entry
  • Entries A-Z

  • Entities (objects, words, images, sounds) that stand in for or represent something other than, or more than, themselves. The thing indicated or referenced may be either abstract or concrete. Symbols act as bridges between two different entities: the real and the imaginary, the material and the immaterial, the visible and the invisible, the small and the large, and the local and the distant. Symbols are the basis of all communication: Languages use symbols to associate a word or a sound with ideas or things. The study of symbol systems is called semiotics.

    Looks like you do not have access to this content.

    Login

    Don’t know how to login?

    Click here for free trial login.

    • [0-9]
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • X
    • Y
    • Z

    Back to Top

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website