Meaning of SYMBOLIC in English

SYMBOLIC

adj.

Pronunciation: sim- ' bä-lik

Variant: also sym · bol · i · cal \ -li-k ə l \

Function: adjective

Date: 1610

1 a : using, employing, or exhibiting a symbol b : consisting of or proceeding by means of symbols

2 : of, relating to, or constituting a symbol

3 : characterized by or terminating in symbols < symbolic thinking>

4 : characterized by symbolism <a symbolic dance>

– sym · bol · i · cal · ly \ -li-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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