/sim'beuh leuh zay"sheuhn/, n.
1. the act or process of symbolizing.
2. Psychoanal. an unconscious mental process whereby one object or idea comes to stand for another through some part, quality, or aspect that the two share in common, with the symbol carrying the emotional feelings vested in the initial object or idea.
[1595-1605; SYMBOLIZE + -ATION]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • symbolization — Symbolization …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Symbolization — Sym bol*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. symbolisation.] The act of symbolizing; symbolical representation. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbolization — index connotation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • symbolization — symbolize (also symbolise) ► VERB 1) be a symbol of. 2) represent by means of symbols. DERIVATIVES symbolization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • symbolization — noun Date: 1603 1. an act or instance of symbolizing 2. the human capacity to develop a system of meaningful symbols …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • symbolization — noun a) The act of symbolizing; the use of symbols to represent things, or the investing of things with a symbolic meaning b) The unconscious mental representation of one thing by another …   Wiktionary

  • symbolization — An unconscious mental mechanism whereby one object or idea is represented by another. * * * sym·bol·iza·tion also Brit sym·bol·isa·tion .sim bə lə zā shən, .lī n the act or process of symbolizing specif symbolic representation of a repressed… …   Medical dictionary

  • symbolization — n. act of representing something with a symbol, representation, personification …   English contemporary dictionary

  • symbolization — n. Representation, indication, prefigurement …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • symbolization — sym·bol·iza·tion …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”