In ERC20, what are differences between name and symbol?

I want to know the difference name and symbol.
The code is here

     * @dev Constructor function
    constructor (string memory name, string memory symbol) public {
        _name = name;
        _symbol = symbol;

        // register the supported interfaces to conform to ERC721 via ERC165

Thank you,

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Hi Shinasaku,

ERC20 tokens have an optional name and symbol.
e.g. Name: “My Token”, Symbol: “TKN”

See the ERC20 definitions:

Etherscan displays ERC20 tokens as “Name (Symbol)”

Hi @Shinsaku,

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Hi @abcoathup
Thank you for the response!

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Hi @Shinsaku,

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