symbolist [sim′bəlist]
1. a person who uses symbols
2. a person who practices symbolism in representing ideas, etc., esp. in art or literature; specif., any of a group of French and Belgian writers and artists of the late 19th cent. who rejected realism and tried to express ideas, emotions, and attitudes by the use of symbolic words, figures, objects, etc.
3. a person who studies or is expert in interpreting symbols or symbolism

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