Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪmbɒlɪk ]
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.
It was a simple enough gesture, but symbolically important.
ADV : ADV adj , ADV with cl
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
Each circle symbolically represents the whole of humanity.
ADV : ADV with v
Symbolic is used to describe things involving or relating to symbols.
...symbolic representations of landscape.
ADJ : ADJ n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006