symbolically

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Etymology[edit]

symbolical +‎ -ly or symbolic +‎ -ally

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /ˌsɪmˈbɒlɪklɨ/, American:/ˌsɪmˈbɑːlɪklɨ/

Adverb[edit]

symbolically (comparative more symbolically, superlative most symbolically)

  1. In a symbolic manner.
  2. By means of symbols or a symbol.
  3. As symbols or a symbol.
    • 2003 Summer, Kristin Henrard, “Post-Apartheid South Africa: Transformation and Reconciliation”, World Affairs, page 37: 
      In the end, the deadlock was resolved by a minor -- but for the National Party symbolically important -- addition to one of the other subsections of the language clause.

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