What does symbolic mean?

Definitions for symbolic
sym·bol·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symbolic, symbolical(adj)

    relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols

    "symbolic logic"; "symbolic operations"; "symbolic thinking"

  2. emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical(adj)

    serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

    "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"

  3. symbolic(adj)

    using symbolism

    "symbolic art"

Wiktionary

  1. symbolic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a symbol.

    Etymology: From symbolique or directly from symbolicus, from συμβολικός

  2. symbolic(Adjective)

    Referring to something with an implicit meaning.

    Etymology: From symbolique or directly from symbolicus, from συμβολικός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symbolic(adj)

    see Symbolics

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symbolique. See Symbolic, a.]

  2. Symbolic(adj)

    alt. of Symbolical

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symbolique. See Symbolic, a.]

Freebase

  1. Symbolic

    Symbolic is the Voodoo Glow Skulls' fifth full-length album. It was released on September 12, 2000 on Epitaph Records. This album marks the last appearance of the creator of the VGS horn style, Helios J Hernandez. Track 14 is a cover of the song "I Shot The Sheriff" from Bob Marley. The song "Say Goodnight" appears on punk compilation album Punk-O-Rama 6.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'symbolic' in Adjectives Frequency: #817

How to pronounce symbolic?

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How to say symbolic in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of symbolic in a Sentence

  1. John Hickenlooper:

    I play to win. I don't do something for symbolic benefit and I think a lot of what we have done in Colorado is useful for the conversation, if I run, I am going to run to win. It is not just going to be about making a statement.

  2. Paul Trusten:

    It's a matter of safety, not a matter of symbolic internationalism or anything like that, if we get rid of the other units, the pounds and the inches, and we measure everybody in metric units only, then the number of medication errors that we've been experiencing would be massively reduced.

  3. Vartan Gregorian:

    The book is here to stay. What we're doing is symbolic of the peaceful coexistence of the book and the computer.

  4. Mangku Puseh Juga:

    This sacrifice is symbolic of the character of human beings - greed, laziness, stupidity and anger, the main goal is (to) balance the macro world of nature and the micro world within each human.

  5. Joel Gombin:

    But to attract attention and strengthen their political hold they are set to carry out symbolic decisions that cost nothing but are highly visible. They will stage the 'FN against the system' line.

Images & Illustrations of symbolic

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