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For other uses, see Symbol (disambiguation).
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symbol is something which represents an idea, a physical entity or a process but is distinct from it. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for "STOP". On a map, a picture of a tent might represent a campsite. Numerals are symbols for numbers. Personal names are symbols representing individuals. A red rose symbolises love and compassion.

In cartography, an organized collection of symbols forms a legend, or key.


Ancient Symbols - links to multiple pages of symbols 


An ideogram or ideograph (from Greek ἰδέα idea "idea" + γράφω grafo "to write") is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or

concept. Some ideograms are comprehensible only by familiarity with prior convention; others convey their meaning through pictorial
resemblance to a physical object, and thus may also be referred to as pictograms.


This page has several searchable indexes to help you find symbols. contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.

You can start exploring this world of symbols by several means:

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