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adjective symbolic pronunciation in American English /sɪmˈbɑlɪk/
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  1. 1
    used or considered as a symbol
    symbolic of: The wedding rings are symbolic of their love.
  2. 2
    representing something important
    This meeting has great symbolic importance for the people of Ireland.
    It was highly symbolic that she named her son after our father.

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 symbolic pronunciation in American English /sɪmˈbɑlɪkli/ adverb
The vote is symbolically important.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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