Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English
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 ~.
It was a simple enough gesture, but ~ally important.
ADV: ADV adj, ADV with cl
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
Each circle ~ally represents the whole of humanity.
ADV: ADV with v
Symbolic is used to describe things involving or relating to symbols.
...~ representations of landscape.
ADJ: ADJ n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012