sym·bol·ic adjective \sim-ˈbä-lik\
: expressing or representing an idea or quality without using words
: relating to or being used as a symbol
: using symbols
a : using, employing, or exhibiting a symbol
b : consisting of or proceeding by means of symbols
: of, relating to, or constituting a symbol
: characterized by or terminating in symbols <symbolic thinking>
Examples of SYMBOLIC
- The lighting of the candles is symbolic.
- The sharing of the wine has symbolic meaning.
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