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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sym·bol·ic Sym·bol·ic·al a.  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) 2.0

      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]