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insignia

Syllabification: in·sig·ni·a
Pronunciation: /inˈsiɡnēə
 
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Definition of insignia in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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