symbolical

symbolical
symbolic, symbolical
Both words mean ‘serving as a symbol’ or ‘involving the use of symbols’, but symbolic is much more common (roughly 200 times more in the OEC):

• On the day before Easter, there is a symbolic burning of a cloth-draped wooden statue of Judas —C. Hammerschlag, 1988.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • symbolical — index representative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Symbolical — Symbolic Sym*bol ic, Symbolical Sym*bol ic*al, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko s: cf. F. symbolique.] Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Symbolical delivery — Symbolic Sym*bol ic, Symbolical Sym*bol ic*al, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko s: cf. F. symbolique.] Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Symbolical philosophy — Symbolic Sym*bol ic, Symbolical Sym*bol ic*al, a. [L. symbolicus, Gr. symboliko s: cf. F. symbolique.] Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbolical method — simbolinis metodas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. symbolic method; symbolical method vok. symbolische Methode, f rus. символический метод, m pranc. méthode symbolique, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • symbolical method — kompleksinių amplitudžių metodas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. symbolic method; symbolical method vok. Verfahren der komplexen Wechselstromrechnung, n rus. метод комплексных амплитуд, m pranc. méthode symbolique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • symbolical books — noun plural see symbolic books * * * Eccles. the books of a religion containing the creeds, beliefs, etc. Also, symbolic books. [1735 45] * * * symbolical books, those books containing the fundamental doctrines, creeds, and the like, of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • symbolical — adjective see symbolic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • symbolical — adjective a) of, related to, or being a symbol; symbolic b) of, related to, or being a emblem; emblematic …   Wiktionary

  • symbolical — Synonyms and related words: allegoric, allegorical, anagogic, associational, connotational, connotative, definable, demonstrative, denominative, denotational, denotative, designative, diagnostic, emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expressive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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