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Simpleadjective

Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.

Symbolnoun

A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object.

‘$ is the symbol for dollars in the US and some other countries.’; ‘Chinese people use word symbols for writing.’; ‘The lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.’;

Simpleadjective

Without ornamentation; plain.

Symbolnoun

Any object, typically material, which is meant to represent another (usually abstract) even if there is no meaningful relationship.

‘The dollar symbol has no relationship to the concept of currency or any related idea.’;

Simpleadjective

Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.

Symbolnoun

(linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form refers to the same entity independently of the context; a symbol arbitrarily denotes a referent. See also icon and index.

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Simpleadjective

Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.

Symbolnoun

A summary of a dogmatic statement of faith.

‘The Apostles, Nicene Creed and the confessional books of Protestantism, such as the Augsburg Confession of Lutheranism are considered symbols.’;

Simpleadjective

Trivial; insignificant.

Symbolnoun

Visible traces or impressions, made using a writing device or tool, that are connected together and/or are slightly separated. Sometimes symbols represent objects or events that occupy space or things that are not physical and do not occupy space.

Simpleadjective

Feeble-minded; foolish.

Symbolnoun

(crystallography) The numerical expression which defines a plane's position relative to the assumed axes.

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Simpleadjective

Structurally uncomplicated.

Symbolnoun

(obsolete) That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.

Simpleadjective

(chemistry) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.

Symbolnoun

(obsolete) Share; allotment.

Simpleadjective

(mathematics) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.

Symbolnoun

(programming) An internal identifier used by a debugger to relate parts of the compiled program to the corresponding names in the source code.

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Simpleadjective

(botany) Not compound, but possibly lobed.

Symbolverb

To symbolize.

Simpleadjective

Using steam only once in its cylinders, in contrast to a compound engine, where steam is used more than once in high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

Symbolnoun

A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.

‘A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to represent the whole, or a lower form or species used as the representative of a higher in the same kind.’;

Simpleadjective

(zoology) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.

‘a simple ascidian’;

Symbolnoun

Any character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.

Simpleadjective

(mineralogy) Homogenous.

Symbolnoun

An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.

Simpleadjective

(obsolete) Mere; not other than; being only.

Symbolnoun

That which is thrown into a common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.

‘They do their work in the days of peace . . . and come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.’;

Simplenoun

(medicine) A herbal preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.

Symbolnoun

Share; allotment.

‘The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all appear to receive their symbol.’;

Simplenoun

A physician.

Symbolnoun

An abbreviation standing for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium (Natrium), Fe for iron (Ferrum), Sn for tin (Stannum), Sb for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names and symbols under Element.

Simplenoun

(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.

Symbolverb

To symbolize.

Simplenoun

(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.

Symbolnoun

an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Simplenoun

(weaving) A drawloom.

Symbolnoun

something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible;

‘the eagle is a symbol of the United States’;

Simplenoun

(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

Symbolnoun

a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation

‘the chemical symbol for helium is He’; ‘the symbol r in Figure 5 represents a gene which is ineffective’;

Simplenoun

(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Symbolnoun

a shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization, e.g. a red cross or a Star of David

‘the Red Cross symbol’; ‘the Star of David, the Jewish symbol’;

Simpleverb

To gather simples, i.e., medicinal herbs.

Symbolnoun

a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract

‘the limousine was another symbol of his wealth and authority’;

Simpleadjective

Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.

Symbolverb

symbolize.

Simpleadjective

Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

Symbol

A symbol is a mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences.

Simpleadjective

Mere; not other than; being only.

‘A medicine . . . whose simple touchIs powerful to araise King Pepin.’;

Simpleadjective

Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

‘Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I stand here, and I trust them.’; ‘Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue?’; ‘To be simple is to be great.’;

Simpleadjective

Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

‘In simple manners all the secret lies.’;

Simpleadjective

Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

Simpleadjective

Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

‘The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going.’;

Simpleadjective

Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

‘Thy simple fare and all thy plain delights.’;

Simpleadjective

Humble; lowly; undistinguished.

‘A simple husbandman in garments gray.’; ‘Clergy and laity, male and female, gentle and simple made the fuel of the same fire.’;

Simpleadjective

Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

Simpleadjective

Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.

Simpleadjective

Homogenous.

Simpleadjective

Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound.

‘I am a simple woman, much too weakTo oppose your cunning.’; ‘He is the companion of the silliest people in their most silly pleasure; he is ready for every impertinent entertainment and diversion.’;

Simplenoun

Something not mixed or compounded.

Simplenoun

A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

‘What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.’;

Simplenoun

A drawloom.

Simplenoun

A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Simpleverb

To gather simples, or medicinal plants.

‘As simpling on the flowery hills she [Circe] strayed.’;

Simplenoun

any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Simplenoun

a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Simpleadjective

having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved;

‘a simple problem’; ‘simple mechanisms’; ‘a simple design’; ‘a simple substance’;

Simpleadjective

easy and not involved or complicated;

‘an elementary problem in statistics’; ‘elementary, my dear Watson’; ‘a simple game’; ‘found an uncomplicated solution to the problem’;

Simpleadjective

apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;

‘only the bare facts’; ‘shocked by the mere idea’; ‘the simple passage of time was enough’; ‘the simple truth’;

Simpleadjective

exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity;

‘childlike trust’; ‘dewy-eyed innocence’; ‘simple courtesy’;

Simpleadjective

lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

Simpleadjective

(botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

Simpleadjective

not elaborate in style; unornamented;

‘a simple country schoolhouse’; ‘her black dress--simple to austerity’;

Simpleadjective

easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty

‘a simple solution’; ‘camcorders are now so simple to operate’;

Simpleadjective

used to emphasize the fundamental and straightforward nature of something

‘the simple truth’;

Simpleadjective

plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation

‘the house is furnished in a simple country style’; ‘a simple white blouse’;

Simpleadjective

humble and unpretentious

‘a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes’;

Simpleadjective

composed of a single element; not compound.

Simpleadjective

denoting a group that has no proper normal subgroup.

Simpleadjective

(of a leaf or stem) not divided or branched.

Simpleadjective

(of a lens, microscope, etc.) consisting of a single lens or component.

Simpleadjective

(in English grammar) denoting a tense formed without an auxiliary, for example sang as opposed to was singing.

Simpleadjective

(of interest) payable on the sum loaned only.

Simpleadjective

of very low intelligence.

Simplenoun

a medicinal herb, or a medicine made from one

‘the gatherers of simples’;

Simpleinterjection

used to convey that something is very straightforward

‘I don't overanalyse. I listen, I like, I buy. Simple!’;

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