Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If something is symbolic, it has or is used as a symbol.

Examples: (adjective) Her problems of debt are symbolic of the problems that many middle class families have nowadays. (adjective) In many religions, the number 3 has a symbolic value.

Synonyms: adjectives: figurative.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 A