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Symbolic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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"
  • relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols; "symbolic logic"; "symbolic operations"; "symbolic thinking"
  • using symbolism; "symbolic art"

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Symbolic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A symbol is a drawing, shape, or object that represents an idea, object, or amount of something.

The most common symbols are letters, which are symbols of words and sounds. A symbol can be an actual object (such as the cross, a symbol of Christianity or a scepter, a symbol of royalty and power), or a certain color or pattern. Symbols are used often in poetry and other types of literature, most often used as metaphors or similes.

A national emblem is a symbol for a certain country.

There are thousands of symbols that are recognized by most people all over the world, and many more that are limited to certain regions, religions, sciences, etc.. Some of the best known ones are listed below.



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'Symbolic' example sentence in quotations


* If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag wash it. - Norman Thomas

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


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Symbolic Sample Sentences in News


  • Alaska's indigenous languages now official along with English
    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's governor signed a bill on Thursday to officially recognize the state's 20 indigenous languages in a symbolic move that gives a nod to tribal efforts to save Native American tongues at risk of dying out. The move would make Alaska only the second U.S. ÔÇťAlaska native young adults and students throughout the Read more on this news related to 'Symbolic'
  • Kurdish town becomes symbolic heart of war against jihadists
    Beirut (AFP) - Few people had ever heard of Kobane before recent weeks, but the once-sleepy Syrian border town has become a crucial symbolic battleground in the fight against Islamic State jihadists. Read more on this news related to 'Symbolic'
  • Ships on show for Anzac centenary
    Stunning view for spectators as ships sail in symbolic re-enactment of 1914 Albany departure. Read more on this news related to 'Symbolic'

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