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[in-sig-nee-uh] /ɪnˈsɪg ni ə/

noun, formally a plural of, insigne but usually used as a singular with plural, insignia or insignias.
a badge or distinguishing mark of office or honor:
a military insignia.
a distinguishing mark or sign of anything:
an insignia of mourning.
[in-sig-nee] /ɪnˈsɪg ni/
singular of .
noun (pl) -nias, -nia
a badge or emblem of membership, office, or dignity
a distinguishing sign or mark

1640s, from Latin insignia, neuter plural of insigne “badge, mark,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + signum “mark” (see sign). Singular is insigne.


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