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Adjective: symbolic  sim'bó-lik
  1. Relating to, using or proceeding by means of symbols
    "symbolic operations";
    - symbolical
  2. Serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
    "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonial Massachusetts as the codfish";
    - emblematic, emblematical, symbolical
  3. Using symbolism
    "symbolic art"

See also: representative

Encyclopedia: Symbolic