Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English

SYMBOLIC

adj. (also symbolical)

1. of or serving as a symbol.

2 involving the use of symbols or symbolism.

Phrases and idioms:

symbolic logic the use of symbols to denote propositions etc. in order to assist reasoning.

Derivatives:

symbolically adv.

Etymology: F symbolique or LL symbolicus f. Gk sumbolikos

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