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metaphorical

[ met-uh-fawr-i-kuhl, -for- ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈfɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈfɒr- /
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adjective
involving, invoking, or intended to be taken as a metaphor, something used symbolically to represent something else, suggesting a comparison or resemblance: Our foreign policy blunder has given the insurgents a metaphorical green light to engage in violent tactics in pursuit of their imperial ambitions.
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Also met·a·phor·ic [met-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌmɛt əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ .

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