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Procent Teken

Percent (%) sign

The percentage sign stands for one 100th part of something and is used to indicate the number of 100th parts of something. The sign is used a lot in the scientific world for various goals and in the financial world for example for the interest rate. There are different stories about ... Lees meer »
Symbool Pi Wiskunde

Pi (Wiskunde)

The symbol pi is especially known and used in mathematics. In mathematics it symbolizes the value pi that indicates the ratio between its circumference and its diameter. The value pi cannot be expressed as a number or a fraction. The number of decimals seems neverending. The value can only be approached. ... Lees meer »
Symbool Pluto Astronomie


This symbol stands among others for the Roman god Pluto (god of the underworld) and the planet Pluto (named after the roman god). The symbol can be explained as the initials of it’s predictor Percival Lowell or the first 2 letters of Pluto. Accross each other they form this sign. Besides the planet ... Lees meer »
Pond Teken

Pound sign (£)

This sign for pound is the official sign for the currency British Pound Sterling. In old times the pound was only in use as weight, without the use of a symbol. The official name Pound Sterling was introduces by king Hendrik II introduced it in 1158, The use of the symbol also started in that period. ... Lees meer »
Symbool Vraagteken

Question mark

The symbol for question mark is as you know used to indicate that a sentence is a question. There are different stories about the origin of the symbol for question mark. One story is, that the sign originates from Latin, where quaestiō means question. The word quaestiō was abbreviated to Qo during ... Lees meer »
Symbool Esculaap Geneeskunde

Rod of Esclepius

This symbol for medicine originates from ancient Greece, where it is named is after the Greek god of medicine Asklepios. The symbol can be explaned as a staff with a serpent twisted around it. The serpent symbolizes healing, this is explained in many different ways. The 2 meest told stories about de ... Lees meer »
Symbool Jacobsschelp

Shell of Saint James

The Shell of Saint James is a Christian symbol and symbolizes the holy Saint James. Since the middle ages the shell is the symbol is synonym with Saint James of Santiago de Compostella. The legend about the origin of the symbol of the holy Saint James and the shell is told in different stories which ... Lees meer »
Symbool Sigma


Sigma is the 18th letter of the greek alphabet. As symbol sigma is for example applied in mathematics to indicate the sum of similar terms. In Physics lowercase sigma indicates Surface charge  (for example surface charge in a liquid) in a material.  Lees meer »
Symbool Smiley

Smiley :-)

The symbol for smiley is designed by Harvey Ball, as an assignment from the insurance company State Mutual Assurance Company. The symbol is mainly known and used on the internet The main idea of the design was to motivate all personel, because the company made it through a hard time. The smiley was printed ... Lees meer »
Swastika Symbool


The Swastika, also known as hook cross or gammadion cross, is a well known cross with four equal leggs. Each leg has a hook at the end which are also refered to as bend leggs. The name gammadion refers to the greek letter gamma which is similar to the hooks or bend leggs. The oldest known use of the ... Lees meer »
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