Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English

SYMBOLIC

1.

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

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

The move today was largely ~.

ADJ

~ally

It was a simple enough gesture, but ~ally important.

ADV: ADV adj, ADV with cl

2.

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

Yellow clothes are worn as ~ of spring...

ADJ: usu v-link ADJ of n

~ally

Each circle ~ally represents the whole of humanity.

ADV: ADV with v

3.

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

...~ representations of landscape.

ADJ: ADJ n

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