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1. in a symbolic manner;
- Example: "symbolically accepted goals"

2. by means of symbols;
- Example: "symbolically expressed"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sym*bol"ic*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster] The sacrament is a representation of Christ's death by such symbolical actions as he himself appointed. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Symbolical delivery (Law), the delivery of property sold by delivering something else as a symbol, token, or representative of it. --Bouvier. Chitty. Symbolical philosophy, the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

symbolically adv 1: in a symbolic manner; "symbolically accepted goals" 2: by means of symbols; "symbolically expressed"