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Some articles on symbols, symbol:

Metalogic - Overview - Formal Language
... A formal language is an organized set of symbols the essential feature of which is that it can be precisely defined in terms of just the shapes and ... A formal grammar determines which symbols and sets of symbols are formulas in a formal language ...
Demian - Symbols - The God Abraxas
... The Gnostic deity Abraxas is used as a symbol throughout the text, idealizing the harmonious union of all that is good and evil in the world ... The symbol of Abraxas appears as a bird breaking free from an egg or a globe ...
Commission On The Unification Of Pronunciation - Phonetic Symbols
... There were three main ideas of how the phonetic symbols should be Using certain complete Chinese characters to symbolize other characters of the same sound Supporters included ... Yang Zenghao and Liu Using non-existent symbols Supporters included Woo, Lu, Ma, Li, Xing, Wang Sui, Hu, Yang Qu, Gao, Chen, and Zheng ... discussed for two months and adopted 15 symbols from Zhang Binglin's all-Zhuanshu Jiyin Zimu (記音字母), which was the proposal by the Zhejiang Committee ...
Estimated Sign - In Computer Software
... The "℮" symbol is assigned to position U+212E in Unicode letterlike symbols and can be invoked in various operating systems as per the table below Apple Macintosh in Character Palette, search ... Microsoft Word U+212e or, use Insert Symbol, choose "Letterlike Symbols" the '℮' symbol is near the end of the second row ... In Special Characters, in first row of Letterlike Symbols TeX \textestimated (requires the textcomp package) Unicode U+212e ...

Famous quotes containing the word symbols:

    Luckless is the country in which the symbols of procreation are the objects of shame, while the agents of destruction are honored! And yet you call that member your pudendum, or shameful part, as if there were anything more glorious than creating life, or anything more atrocious than taking it away.
    Savinien Cyrano De Bergerac (1619–1655)

    Many older wealthy families have learned to instill a sense of public service in their offspring. But newly affluent middle-class parents have not acquired this skill. We are using our children as symbols of leisure-class standing without building in safeguards against an overweening sense of entitlement—a sense of entitlement that may incline some young people more toward the good life than toward the hard work that, for most of us, makes the good life possible.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    That way of inspiration
    is always open,
    and open to everyone;
    it acts as go-between, interpreter,
    it explains symbols of the past
    in to-day’s imagery.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)