Concept Number: *162
English Master: Symbol
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
A symbol is defined as a representation of some defined information or other Type of object.
A symbol is different from an icon in that all icons are graphic symbols, but a symbol in general can include any non-pictorial representation of information, such as text and words - or even sounds and colors.
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.