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

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 Unabridged
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symbolic or symbolical (sɪmˈbɒlɪk)
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
sym'bolically or symbolical
sym'bolicalness or symbolical

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Example sentences
And there is a joy in perceiving the representative or symbolic character of a fact, which no bare fact or event can ever give.
Since it was devoid of symbolic importance, he explained, it would not become a
  political time bomb.
Everything about the poem is charged with symbolic resonance.
Memorials can include explicit or symbolic physical features.
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