Dave Howell wrote:
[...]
> A Symbol is a non-variable variable (aka a constant) that always and
> only contains its own name.

Heh.  That reminds me of the quote:

  The problem with programming is that
  variables don't and constants aren't."

Perhaps the word you are looking for is "literal".  I.e. the sequence of 
characters (':', 'x', 'y', 'z') is the literal representation of the 
symbol :xyz.  (Just as you would say the sequence of characters ('1', 
'2', '3') is the literal presentation of the number 123).

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