Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English

SYMBOLIC

adj. (also symbolical) 1 of or serving as a symbol. 2 involving the use of symbols or symbolism. symbolic logic the use of symbols to denote propositions etc. in order to assist reasoning. symbolically adv.

[ F symbolique or LL symbolicus f. Gk sumbolikos ]

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