Definition of insignia in English:

insignia

Syllabification: in·sig·ni·a
Pronunciation: /inˈsignēə
 
/

noun (plural same or insignias)

  • 1A badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem: a khaki uniform with colonel’s insignia on the collar
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    • These liveries came to be distinguished by heraldic insignia and emblems.
    • The US system of rank badges and insignia, introduced in the early 19th century, is highly distinctive, and instructive.
    • Ramirez stood up easily in his military uniform, no insignia giving his rank.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A distinguishing mark or token of something: they left eternally inert blooms, the insignia of melancholy
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    • We ourselves circulate as so many signs, carrying on our bodies innumerable minor signs and insignias.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, plural of insigne 'sign, badge of office', neuter of insignis 'distinguished (as if by a mark)', from in- 'toward' + signum 'sign'.

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