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symbolic

adjective
variants: also symbolical

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having the function or meaning of an object or figure that stands for something else
  • the butterfly in the poem is symbolic of the impermanence of youth

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The first known use of symbolic was in 1610

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“Symbolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/symbolic. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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