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symbolic

[sim-bol-ik]
adjective
1.
serving as a symbol of something (often followed by of ).
2.
of, pertaining to, or expressed by a symbol.
3.
characterized by or involving the use of symbols: a highly symbolic poem.
4.
(in semantics, especially formerly) pertaining to a class of words that express only relations. Compare notional ( def 7 ).
5.
Computers. expressed in characters, usually nonnumeric, that require translation before they can be used (opposed to absolute ).
Also, symbolical (for defs 1–4).


Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin symbolicus < Greek symbolikós. See symbol, -ic

symbolically, adverb
symbolicalness, noun
nonsymbolic, adjective
nonsymbolical, adjective
nonsymbolically, adverb
nonsymbolicalness, noun
unsymbolic, adjective
unsymbolical, adjective
unsymbolically, adverb
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symbolic or symbolical (sɪmˈbɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a symbol or symbols
2.  serving as a symbol
3.  characterized by the use of symbols or symbolism
 
symbolical or symbolical
 
adj
 
sym'bolically or symbolical
 
adv
 
sym'bolicalness or symbolical
 
n

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