symbolic

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Symbolic is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
symbolic

Comparative
more symbolic

Superlative
most symbolic

  1. If something is symbolic, it has or is used as a symbol.
    In many religions, the number 3 has a symbolic value.
    The apology was purely symbolic and did nothing to change the situation.
    It was dirty and dark in a way that was very symbolic of New York.

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