from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or expressed by means of symbols or a symbol.
- adj. Serving as a symbol.
- adj. Using symbolism: symbolic art.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a symbol.
- adj. Referring to something with an implicit meaning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See symbolics.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to symbols; of the nature of a symbol; serving as a symbol; representative: as, the figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge.
- In grammar, formal; relational; connective: sometimes noting words having a formal or relational value.
- In mathematics, dealing with symbols of operation.
- n. Same as symbolics.
- Of or pertaining to symbolism, 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols
- adj. using symbolism
- adj. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
From French symbolique or directly from Latin symbolicus, from Ancient Greek συμβολικός (symbolikos, "of or belonging to a symbol") (Wiktionary)