Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities. (noun)
A combining together of parts or ingredients. (noun)
Examples of word symbolism
But we now arrive at a higher division of masonic symbolism, which, passing beyond these tangible symbols, brings us to those which are of a more abstruse nature, and which, as being developed in a ceremonial form, controlled and directed by the ritual of the order, may be designated as the _ritualistic symbolism_ of Freemasonry.
The name symbolism is also entirely French, referring to Mlle.
Still, the term symbolism did not catch on in Germany as a name for any specific poetic group, though Hofmannsthal, e.g., in â€œDas GesprÃ¤ch Ã¼ber Gedichteâ€ (1903), pro - claimed the symbol the one element necessary in po - etry.
However, ornamental and architectural forms frequently do convey a meaning, which we term symbolism in art.
In these remarks translated from Portuguese, the Brazilian leader referred to what she described as the symbolism of the first meeting between Brazil's first female president, and the first African-American president of the United States.