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.
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]