serving as a symbol of something (often followed by of).
of, relating to, or expressed by a symbol.
characterized by or involving the use of symbols:
a highly symbolic poem.
(in semantics, especially formerly) pertaining to a class of words that express only relations.
Compare notional (def 7).
Computers. expressed in characters, usually nonnumeric, that require translation before they can be used (opposed to absolute).
of or relating to a symbol or symbols
serving as a symbol
characterized by the use of symbols or symbolism
- Symbolic assembler program
language (SAP) The assembly language for the IBM 704, defined in the late 1950s. (1994-12-12)
- Symbolic assembly
language An early system on the IBM 705. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959]. (1996-01-15)
- Symbolic automatic integrator
mathematics, tool (SAINT) A symbolic mathematics program written in Lisp by J. Slagle at MIT in 1961. [Sammet 1969, p. 410]. (1994-12-08)
noun, Computers. 1. pseudo-code. noun, Computers. 1. a program code unrelated to the hardware of a particular computer and requiring conversion to the code used by the computer before the program can be used.