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noun abbreviation, badge, clue, connotation, cue, delineation, depiction, emblem, enactment, ensign, exponent, gesture, image, index, indication, manifestation, mark, model, notation, note, picture, portrayal, seal, sign, signal, signification, symbolum, symptom, token, trademark, visible sign
Associated concepts: trademark
See also: device, earmark, example, indicant, indication, indicator, manifestation, representative, substitute, suggestion, token, trademark

SYMBOL. A sign; a token; a representation of one thing by another.
     2. A symbolical delivery is equivalent, in many cases, in its legal effects, to actual delivery; as, for example, the delivery of the keys of a warehouse in which goods are deposited, is a delivery sufficient to transfer the property. 1 Atk. 171; 5 John. 335; 2 T. R. 462; 7 T. R. 71; 2 Campb. 243; 1 East, R. 194; 3 Caines, 182; 1 Esp. 598; 3 B. & C. 423.

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Last fall Mothering Magazine created a contest, asking readers to submit designs for an international symbol for breastfeeding.
He included many of these symbols, along with other international symbol systems, in his Handbook of Pictorial Symbols, published by Dover Books in 1976.
To receive the designation, Methodist Healthcare has made a commitment to several components, including the upgrading of signage in Spanish and international symbols, patient access to interpretation services, and continued availability of International Services staff to assist other staff, physicians and patients.

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