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The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?
Hugo Ball

Meaning of "symbolic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMBOLIC

symbolic  [sɪmˈbɒlɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMBOLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Symbolic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SYMBOLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of symbolic in the English dictionary

The first definition of symbolic in the dictionary is of or relating to a symbol or symbols. Other definition of symbolic is serving as a symbol. Symbolic is also characterized by the use of symbols or symbolism.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMBOLIC


alcoholic
ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk
ametabolic
əˌmɛtəˈbɒlɪk
anabolic
ˌænəˈbɒlɪk
antimetabolic
ˌæntɪˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
carbolic
kɑːˈbɒlɪk
catabolic
ˌkætəˈbɒlɪk
diabolic
ˌdaɪəˈbɒlɪk
ecbolic
ɛkˈbɒlɪk
embolic
ɛmˈbɒlɪk
epibolic
ˌepɪˈbɒlɪk
holometabolic
ˌhɒləʊˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
hyperbolic
ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk
hypermetabolic
ˌhaɪpəˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
katabolic
ˌkætəˈbɒlɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
nonsymbolic
ˌnɒnsɪmˈbɒlɪk
parabolic
ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk
shambolic
ʃæmˈbɒlɪk
thromboembolic
ˌθrɒmbəʊɛmˈbɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMBOLIC

symbol
symbol retailer
symbolic logic
symbolical
symbolical books
symbolically
symbolicalness
symbolisation
symbolise
symboliser
symbolism
symbolist
symbolist movement
symbolistic
symbolistical
symbolistically
symbolization
symbolize
symbolizer
symbolled

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMBOLIC

amphibolic
anti-Catholic
bucolic
catholic
chocoholic
colic
cytosolic
diastolic
frolic
glycolic
Greek Catholic
melancholic
non-Catholic
Old Catholic
phenolic
polyphenolic
Roman Catholic
shopaholic
systolic
workaholic

Synonyms and antonyms of symbolic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SYMBOLIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «symbolic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of symbolic

Translation of «symbolic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMBOLIC

Find out the translation of symbolic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of symbolic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «symbolic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有象征意义的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simbólico
570 millions of speakers

English

symbolic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रतीकात्मक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رمزي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

символично
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simbólico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাঙ্কেতিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

symbolique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Simbolik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

symbolisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

象徴的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상징적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Simbolis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biểu tượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடையாள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिकात्मक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sembolik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

simbolico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symboliczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

символічно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simbolic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβολικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simboliese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

symbolisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

symbolsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of symbolic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMBOLIC»

The term «symbolic» is very widely used and occupies the 16.723 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMBOLIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about symbolic

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10 QUOTES WITH «SYMBOLIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word symbolic.
1
Lascelles Abercrombie
Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
2
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Unlike the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth, the umma, or Muslim community, has no symbolic leader, let alone a formal one.
3
Pamela Anderson
Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.
4
Richard Attias
The symbolic significance of individual athletes' achievements has sometimes proved more productive than the negotiations of diplomats or politicians.
5
Hugo Ball
The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?
6
Joseph Beuys
I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.
7
Sherwood Boehlert
So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
8
Pierre Bourdieu
Symbolic violence is violence wielded with tacit complicity between its victims and its agents, insofar as both remain unconscious of submitting to or wielding it.
9
Libba Bray
So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines.
10
Whittaker Chambers
On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time - Communism and Freedom - came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMBOLIC»

Discover the use of symbolic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symbolic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Symbolic Self-completion
First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Peter M. Gollwitzer, 1982
2
An Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Famous classic has introduced countless readers to symbolic logic with its thorough and precise exposition.
Susanne Katherina Knauth Langer, 1967
3
Pedagogy, Symbolic Control, and Identity: Theory, Research, ...
This volume, the fifth in the series developing Bernstein's code theory, presents a clear account of the developments of this code theory and shows the close relation between its development and the empirical research to which the theory ...
Basil B. Bernstein, 2000
4
The Symbolic Uses of Politics
A book in the field of political science.
Murray Jacob Edelman, 1985
5
Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism
In this volume, the editors and contributors explain its history, major theoretical tenets and concepts, methods of doing symbolic interactionist work, and its uses and findings in a host of substantive research areas.
Larry T. Reynolds, Nancy J. Herman-Kinney, 2003
6
Language and Symbolic Power
This volume brings together Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations among language, power, and politics.
Pierre Bourdieu, John B. Thompson, 1991
7
The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms
The symbolic form has long been considered by many who knew it in the original German as the greatest of Ernst Cassirer's works.
Ernst Cassirer, John Michael Krois, Donald Phillip Verene, 1996
8
An Introduction to Symbolic Dynamics and Coding
This book is the first general textbook on symbolic dynamics and its applications to coding. Mathematical prerequisites are relatively modest (mainly linear algebra at the undergraduate level) especially for the first half of the book.
Douglas Lind, 1995
9
Analysis of Symbolic Data: Exploratory Methods for ...
Raymond Bisdorff CRP-GL, Luxembourg The development of the SODAS software based on symbolic data analysis was extensively described in the previous chapters of this book.
Hans-Hermann Bock, Edwin Diday, 2000
10
Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape
Hailed as a landmark in its field since its first publication in 1984, Denis E. Cosgrove’s Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape has been influential well beyond geography.
Denis E. Cosgrove, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMBOLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symbolic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Greferendum offers symbolic victory for Syriza's anti-austerity 'Third …
... for Syriza's anti-austerity 'Third Way'. July 6, 2015 4.41am EDT. Syriza's successful Oxi (No) campaign was a symbolic victory that will have little lasting impact. «The Conversation US, Jul 15»
2
Siamese giant carp chosen as Bangkok 'symbolic fish'
The Fisheries Department has chosen the Siamese giant carp, or Kra Ho, as Bangkok's symbolic fish as it attempts to raise conservation awareness of the ... «Bangkok Post, Jun 15»
3
Nenshi says renaming Langevin Bridge an appropriate symbolic
Nenshi said finding a new name would be an appropriate symbolic gesture in the wake of the report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). «CBC.ca, Jun 15»
4
US House backs "fast-track" trade authority in symbolic vote
WASHINGTON, June 12 The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday supported "fast-track" trade negotiating authority for the White House in a symbolic vote ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
5
Barcelona's New Mayor Promises a People's Revolution, Says …
There is nothing "symbolic" about the specific privileges government officials and employees are granted by their governments. More than a million and a half ... «Reason, Jun 15»
6
James Schamus' Symbolic Exchange Pacts With China's Meridian …
Former Focus CEO James Schamus' production company Symbolic Exchange has signed a first-look and strategic cooperation agreement with China's ... «Hollywood Reporter, May 15»
7
German lawmakers agree to symbolic payments to Soviet POWs
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have agreed to make symbolic payments to former Soviet prisoners of war in acknowledgement of their suffering at the ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
8
$100 million 'symbolic' judgment entered in dog attack case
"It's an enormously symbolic statement by the court that this type of conduct is unacceptable in our community," Bernstein told The Associated Press. "The ability ... «Yahoo News UK, May 15»
9
Symbolic burning of 'Mangalsutra' in Kerala
KOCHI: Protesting against moral policing and religious strictures against expression of love, a cultural group burnt a symbolic 'Thali' ( mangalsutra) at nearby ... «Times of India, May 15»
10
Caring for quality of care: symbolic violence and the bureaucracies …
This paper presents a social and ethical analysis of Quality of Care in the light of the moral notion of care and Bourdieu's conception of symbolic violence. «BMC Blogs Network, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Symbolic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/symbolic>. Jul 2020 ».
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