Pronunciation: (in-sig'nē-u), [key]
—n., formally a pl. of insigne, but usually used as a sing. with pl. -ni•a or -ni•as.
1. a badge or distinguishing mark of office or honor: a military insignia.
2. a distinguishing mark or sign of anything: an insignia of mourning. Also,insigne.
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