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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


  • The symbolic significance of the sofa
    The humble sofa is loaded with political and sexual meaning, according to a new magazine exploring the messy realities of furniture design. Read more on this news related to 'Symbolic'
  • Gas Prices Are About to Hit a Key Symbolic Mark
    The national average price of gas is set to drop below $3 a gallon on Saturday, marking the first time since December 2010 that it's been below that symbolic threshold, according to AAA. The nearly four-year stretch — 1,409 days — of average prices above $3 a gallon about to be broken is the longest such streak ever, the auto club said. With consumer sp Read more on this news related to 'Symbolic'
  • Spanish government challenges Catalonia's symbolic vote on independence
    Madrid, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Spain's government Friday challenged Catalonia's decision to hold a symbolic vote Nov 9 as an alternative to a referendum on independence stalled by the Constitutional Court. Read more on this news related to 'Symbolic'

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