A graphical representation of the specifications for producing a welded joint. The welding symbol specifies the required type, size, shape, location, and number of joints and welds. It may also specify a sequence of operations, post-weld finishing instructions, degree of melt-through and other details. See also Weld Symbol. For examples and rules for their application see AWS A2.4 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination.