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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Symbolic  \Sym*bol"ic\,  Symbolical  \Sym*bol"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  symbolicus,  Gr  symboliko`s:  cf  F.  symbolique.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  symbol  or  symbols;  of  the  nature  of  a 
  symbol;  exhibiting  or  expressing  by  resemblance  or  signs; 
  representative;  as  the  figure  of  an  eye  is  symbolic  of  sight 
  and  knowledge.  --  {Sym*bol"ic*al*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Sym*bol"ic*al*ness},  n. 
 
  The  sacrament  is  a  representation  of  Christ's  death  by 
  such  symbolical  actions  as  he  himself  appointed.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  {Symbolical  delivery}  (Law),  the  delivery  of  property  sold  by 
  delivering  something  else  as  a  symbol,  token,  or 
  representative  of  it  --Bouvier.  Chitty. 
 
  {Symbolical  philosophy},  the  philosophy  expressed  by 
  hieroglyphics. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  symbolical 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  using  or  proceeding  by  means  of  symbols; 
  "symbolic  logic";  "symbolic  operations";  "symbolic 
  thinking"  [syn:  {symbolic}] 
  2:  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"  [syn: 
  {emblematic},  {emblematical},  {symbolic}] 




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