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In computer science, a **symbolic language** is a language that uses characters or symbols to represent concepts, such as mathematical operations and the entities (or operands) on which these operations are performed.^{[1]}

Modern programming languages use symbols to represent concepts and/or data and are therefore, examples of symbolic languages.^{[1]}

Some programming languages (such as Lisp and Mathematica) make it easy to represent higher-level abstractions as expressions in the language, enabling symbolic programming.,^{[2]}^{[3]}

- Mathematical notation
- Notation (general)
- Programming language specification
- Symbol table
- Symbolic language (other)

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- Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation - Carnegie Mellon University

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