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.
Examples of “Symbol” in Planguage include things such as:
• a Parameter (“Goal”), all Planguage Parameters are defined symbols for Concepts.
• a Defined-Term (“Sales to Date”),
• a “convention” like Capitalized Tags are a symbols that Capitalized terms are defined in this project, or in this System of Documentation. All Planguage grammar conventions are symbols.
• Symbol also includes the notion of Planguage pictorial (graphic) icons (keyed and drawn).
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.