symbolic name

symbolic name

[sim′bäl·ik ′nām]
(computer science)
A name given to some entity that is actually something else; for example, the name of a table in a computer program actually represents the physical storage locations used to hold the data stored in that table, as well as the values stored in those locations.
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The puppy, given the symbolic name Elpidas (Hope), is one of ten that were abandoned along with their mother.
The most striking example is the e-procurement system with a really symbolic name ProZorro.
The victim was given symbolic name "Nirbhaya" by the media during the wide coverage to massive protests over the gangrape.
The second aircraft will arrive March 14, 2012, Sfax and will carry the symbolic name of "Hurria" (freedom).
And the fact that the scientist, a smouldering hunk who goes by the unsubtly symbolic name of Christian King (Emun Elliott), seems permanently on the verge of snogging her face off.
The Infinity Bridge with its sweeping curves is destined to become an elegant Teesside icon with a symbolic name worthy of the region where it was born.
The formal change in our status is more than a symbolic name change.
West, the: the symbolic name for the land of the dead in ancient Kemet wherein one cross the Nile to the west bank to participate in a good and vigorous afterlife.
Take "Wikalat Street" in Suwaifeyyah for an example, the street is branded by a status symbolic name.
It was a symbolic name associated with the African-American community, and known internationally.
The book follows a senator's wife, with the heavily symbolic name Inez Victor, who gets enmeshed in a doomed affair with a CIA operative, a reverse-image of the romantic alliance at the heart of Adams's novel.
As might be expected with a symbolic name such as Zero, the meek accountant of that name has very little going for him.