• Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic of beautiful handiwork performed by craftsmen of a bygone day
    Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic of beautiful handiwork performed by craftsmen of a bygone day
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj symbolic 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"
    • adj symbolic relating to or using or proceeding by means of symbols "symbolic logic","symbolic operations","symbolic thinking"
    • adj symbolic using symbolism "symbolic art"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first domain name ever registered was
    • a Symbolic 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. "The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed."
    • n Symbolic (Theol) See Symbolics.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility
    • symbolic 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.
    • symbolic In grammar, formal; relational; connective: sometimes noting words having a formal or relational value.
    • symbolic In mathematics, dealing with symbols of operation.
    • n symbolic Same as symbolics.
    • symbolic Of or pertaining to symbolism, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The # symbols is often referred to as a "number sign" or "pound sign." Its actual name is an octothorpe
    • adjs Symbolic pertaining to, or of the nature of, a symbol: representing by signs: emblematic: figurative: typical
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  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    “A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.”
  • Raquel Welch
    Raquel Welch
    “Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.”
  • Alex Haley
    Alex Haley
    “Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko`s: cf. F. symbolique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. symbolon, from symballeinsyn, together, ballein, to throw.


In literature:

A deep and true symbolism was carried out in the plan and construction of their {18} churches.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
It is an idea that symbolizes the tendency of the human intellect to fabrication.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
The Sphinx, the grand symbol of Egypt and chief product of its Art, may be taken as the Egyptian starting-point for both Greece and Judea.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
No symbol of peace is in this realm, no light nor clean spots are as yet seen as results to you.
"Cupology" by Clara
It is symbols and talk, more symbols and more talk, etc.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
The most important symbol was Fire.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
The nature of this symbolism must, then, be determined.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
Like the prophet by the river Chebar, we may behold them as the symbols in a sublime vision.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
Symbols formed the primitive language of the human race, they spoke and wrote in symbols.
"Second Sight" by Sepharial
Such a relation, if it were actual, would not help us at all to understand why the symbols of divinity pleased.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
Naturally he uses wine, and every kind of wanton liquor, to serve as symbols of the intoxication he would produce.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
A symbol has a chief meaning, and then various subsidiary meanings related to that chief meaning.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
His work was symbolical and ornamental.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
After this we read from left to right, but this is the expounding of the mystical life, the "return," under a veil of symbolism.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
The symbol is not difficult to decipher.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Carlyle has remarked upon the significance of symbolism.
"The Arena" by Various
This was a symbol that might well stand, even in the presence of Mont Blanc.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
It is the symbol of symbols.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde
There was always a definite symbol that Lydia was sorry, and she was always forgiven.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
His symbol is the double-headed axe.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

He bow'd him down, that holy priest,
Before the symbol cross of God !
For he held it still amid the deeps,
And in that dark abode !
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
Godhead, withal, remains the same,
And Art embalms its symbols still;
As Poets, when athirst for Fame,
Still dream of Aganippe's rill.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
What blows in the rustling forest,
Takes life from the sun and rain,
Is a symbol of truth immortal
To the soul that can read it plain.
"Autumn Days" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel
With calm and beauty symbolize
The peace which follows long annoy,
And lend our earth-bent, mourning eyes,
Some hint of his diviner joy.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now sign your names, which shall be read,
Mute symbols of a joyful morn,
By village eyes as yet unborn;
The names are sign'd, and overhead
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Now sign your names, which shall be read,
Mute symbols of a joyful morn,
By village eyes as yet unborn;
The names are sign'd, and overhead
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Relentless Symbolism of Muhammad Ali.
Symbolic Drama Directed by: Robert Bresson Starring: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, Francois Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Philippe Asselin.
But for one Hanford barber, it's the symbol that started his career.
As The Early Show Correspondent Melinda Murphy found out, the symbol of eternal youth celebrated a big birthday this year.
She is a symbol of the New Glamour.
Symbolic move in Oakland touches a nerve.
' Black Monday ' now symbol of Valley's resilience.
Kansas symbols and when they were adopted.
A symbol of the South -
A symbol of the South -
Bombers coopt the 'symbol' of Mogadishu's National Theater.
NEW YORK—It was an embarrassing moment that has already been replayed thousands of times, and in many ways symbolized this increasingly awful season for the New York Jets.
Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political symbol.
The signs in and of themselves have no party symbols or design that would indicate support for any particular party or candidate.
Founding Editor, Ms. She is symbolic of a revolution that required many other smart, brave, committed feminists.

In science:

FIG. 5: Parallel (circles) and transverse (triangles) components of the structure factor above criticality for the DLG on a 128 × 128 lattice with NN interactions (filled symbols, left scale) at T = 1.58 and NNN interactions (empty symbols, right scale) at T = 1.
Lennard--Jones and Lattice Models of Driven Fluids
These are Fourier integral operators with a prescribed principal symbol and the functoriality property is a consequence of the symbolic calculus.
Semi-classical properties of geometric quantization with metaplectic correction
Indeed if S is a Fourier integral operator with symbol Ψ, it follows from (13) and theorem 3.2 that S ∗S is a Toeplitz operator with symbol 1.
Semi-classical properties of geometric quantization with metaplectic correction
Thus, the i-th ciphertext symbol depends only on the i-th plaintext symbol and the i-th keystream symbol, i.e., the cipher is memoryless.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
On the other hand, Eq.(13) refers only to the per-symbol uncertainty of the key stream calculated without regard to the ciphertext observed for the other symbols in the sequence.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
In particular, if Z ∈ S is such that τY is defined on every z ∈ Z , we see that τY is a factor map from Z onto some subsystem of Y , and that if Y is symbolic then τY (Z ) ⊆ π0 (Y )Z , and so τY (Z ) is symbolic over the same alphabet as Y .
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
By Krieger’s generator theorem, there is a minimal uniquely ergodic symbolic system on two symbols (Z, T ) such that (Z, T , µZ ) ∼= (Y , S, ν ) in the measure-theoretic category.
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
However, the usual definition of Artin symbol needs a canonical generator of the Galois group Gal (usually the Frobenius of a finite field); the Artin symbol is then the image of the generator under a certain map ρ : Gal → G (which is unique only up to conjugation by G).
Motives for perfect PAC fields with pro-cyclic Galois group
FIG. 23: Frequency shift δνmax measured in 6Li at low temperature as a function of the magnetic field for two different configurations corresponding to TF = 1.2 µK (filled symbols) and 3.6 µK (open symbols).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
The U − V colour and the V -band magnitude of the central galaxy at z ≃ 0 in the simulation without (blue symbol) and the simulation with (red symbol) AGN feedback.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
Figure 7: Absolute magnitude at maximum, MV , vs. V − I ; full symbols represent common RCB stars, open symbols the DY Per-type RCB stars.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
Finally, notice that only a number q(|x|) of symbols in π is actually used in the computation of V π (x), and these symbols are chosen at random.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
In this paper, τ will be countable. A signature (vocabulary) is a collection of function symbols and predicate symbols as well as continuity moduli for all these symbols.
Generic separable metric structures
Formal definitions of these notions are not important for us here; but it is crucial that the interpretation of each predicate symbol and of each function symbol is uniformly continuous, and uniformly so in all L-structures (this is what we need the continuity moduli for).
Generic separable metric structures
This will not be required in the sequel, but it plays an important role in the study of ordinary k-marked Durfee symbols [2, 6, 7] and will certainly do so for the generalized symbols as well.
Automorphic properties of generating functions for generalized rank moments and Durfee symbols