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Dictionary Definition

insignia n : a badge worn to show official position

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English

Etymology

From the word insignia, plural of the word insigne meaning "emblem" and "symbol".

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a patch or other object that shows what official or military rank someone has, or which group, or organization they belong to.
  2. a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.

Translations

a patch or other object
a symbol or token

Latin

Noun

insignia
  1. of insigne
  2. of insigne
  3. of insigne

Extensive Definition

For the electronics brand-name of the same name, see Best Buy
For the Cruise Ship Insignia see Oceania Cruises
For the General Motors car Insignia see Opel Insignia
Insignia (the plural of Latin insigne'': emblem, symbol) is a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction. Insignia are especially used as an emblem of a specific or general authority.
Typical examples of insignia are:
insignia in Czech: Insignie
insignia in German: Insigne
insignia in Finnish: Insignia
insignia in Hungarian: Koronázási jelvények
insignia in Macedonian: Обележја
insignia in Dutch: Insigne
insignia in Polish: Insygnia
insignia in Simple English: Insignia
insignia in Slovenian: Insignija
insignia in Swedish: Insignier

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