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metaphorical

adjective
     
Related topics: Literature
met‧a‧phor‧i‧cal
1AL a metaphorical use of a word is not concerned with real objects or physical events, but with ideas or events of a non-physical kind:
The word has a metaphorical as well as a literal meaning.
2AL used to show that you are using a metaphor:
his need to escape from the metaphorical chains that held him
metaphorically adverb:
She was, literally and metaphorically, in perfect shape.

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