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Anthropologist Clifford Geertz defined culture as ideas based on cultural learning and symbols. For anthropologist Leslie White, culture originated when our ancestors acquired the ability to use symbols. What is a symbol? It is
A) a distinctive or unique cultural trait, pattern, or integration that can be translated into other cultures.
B) any element within a culture that distinguishes it from other cultures, precisely because it is difficult to translate.
C) something verbal or nonverbal, within a particular language or culture, that comes to stand for something else, with no necessary or natural connection to the thing for which it stands.
D) a linguistic sign within a particular language that comes to stand for something else in another language.
E) something verbal or nonverbal with a nonarbitrary association with what it symbolizes.