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Symbolic Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    symbolic adj
  1. relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols; "symbolic logic"; "symbolic operations"; "symbolic thinking" [syn: symbolical]
  2. 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" [syn: emblematic, emblematical, symbolical]
  3. using symbolism; "symbolic art"
Symbolic Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Symbolic \Sym*bol"ic\, n. [Cf. F. symbolique. See Symbolic, a.] (Theol.) See Symbolics.
Symbolic Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Symbolic \Sym*bol"ic\, Symbolical \Sym*bol"ic*al\, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko`s: cf. F. symbolique.] Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ness, n. The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed. --Jer. Taylor. Symbolical delivery (Law), the delivery of property sold by delivering something else as a symbol, token, or representative of it. --Bouvier. Chitty. Symbolical philosophy, the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics.
Symbolic Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Symbolics \Sym*bol"ics\, n. The study of ancient symbols; esp. (Theol.), that branch of historic theology which treats of creeds and confessions of faith; symbolism; -- called also symbolic.
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  • Symbolic: Symbolic may refer to: Symbolic (Death album), an album by the band Death. Symbolic (Voodoo Glow Skulls album), an album by the band Voodoo ...
  • Symbolic link: In computing , a symbolic link (also symlink or soft link) is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or ...
  • Symbolic computation: Symbolic computation or algebraic computation, relates to the use of machines , such as computers , to manipulate mathematical equation s ...
  • The Symbolic: The Symbolic (or Symbolic Order) is a part of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan , part of his attempt 'to distinguish between ...

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* 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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