HyperDic: symbolic

English > 3 senses of the word symbolic:
ADJECTIVEpertsymbolic, symbolicalrelating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols
allsymbolic, emblematic, emblematical, symbolicalserving as a visible symbol for something abstract
pertsymbolicusing symbolism
symbolic > pronunciation
Soundssihmbaa'lihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > symbolic: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols.
Examples
  • "symbolic logic"
  • "symbolic operations"
  • "symbolic thinking"
Synonymsymbolical
Spanishsimbólico
Nounssymbolan arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Adverbssymbolicallyby means of symbols
English > symbolic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningServing as a visible symbol for something abstract.
Example "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"
Synonymsemblematic, emblematical, symbolical
Broaderrepresentativestanding for something else
Spanishalegórico, emblemático, simbólico
Catalanemblemàtic, simbòlic
Nounssymbolsomething visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
Adverbssymbolicallyin a symbolic manner
English > symbolic: 3 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningUsing symbolism.
Example"symbolic art"
Spanishsimbólico
Nounssymbolisma system of symbols and symbolic representations

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