Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English

SYMBOLIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪmbɒlɪk ]

1.

If you describe an event, action, or procedure as symbolic , you mean that it represents an important change, although it has little practical effect.

A lot of Latin-American officials are stressing the symbolic importance of the trip...

The move today was largely symbolic.

ADJ

• sym‧boli‧cal‧ly

It was a simple enough gesture, but symbolically important.

ADV : ADV adj , ADV with cl

2.

Something that is symbolic of a person or thing is regarded or used as a symbol of them.

Yellow clothes are worn as symbolic of spring...

ADJ : usu v-link ADJ of n

• sym‧boli‧cal‧ly

Each circle symbolically represents the whole of humanity.

ADV : ADV with v

3.

Symbolic is used to describe things involving or relating to symbols.

...symbolic representations of landscape.

ADJ : ADJ n

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