Symbolic

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Symbolic may refer to:

Music[edit]

Mathematics, logic, and computer science[edit]

  • Symbolic computation, another name for computer algebra, a scientific area concerned with computing with mathematical formulas
  • Symbolic dynamics, a method for modeling dynamical systems by a discrete space consisting of infinite sequences of abstract symbols
  • Symbolic execution, the analysis of computer programs by tracking symbolic rather than actual values
  • Symbolic link, a special type of file in a computer memory storage system
  • Symbolic logic, the use of symbols for logical operations in logic and mathematics

Social sciences[edit]

  • Symbolic anthropology, the study of cultural symbols and how those symbols can be interpreted to better understand a particular society
  • Symbolic capital in sociology and anthropology, the resources available to an individual on the basis of honor, prestige or recognition
  • Symbolic interaction, a system of interaction in sociology
  • Symbolic system, a structured system of symbols in anthropology, sociology and psychology
  • The Symbolic or symbolic order in psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan's attempt to contrast with The Imaginary and The Real

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