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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This symbolic name has honored the province, but it has also honored Albanian and minority partisans who fought for the liberation of their common homeland, Albania.
That very night I was initiated as a member of the Katipunan and assumed the symbolic name 'Lakambini' in order to obey and practice its sacred principles and rules."
Trump should consider the possibility that "Helsinki" could someday become a symbolic name for appeasement, like Munich in 1938 or Yalta in 1945.
The puppy, given the symbolic name Elpidas (Hope), is one of ten that were abandoned along with their mother.
In any case, Babacan has become a symbolic name. Symbolic names get public credit.
The victim was given symbolic name "Nirbhaya" by the media during the wide coverage to massive protests over the gangrape.
Chief 'Mumster', on the other hand, is Angela Best (another symbolic name!) and her friends, who swing past with culinary triumphs and are described by Kate in a kindly moment as "a tiny army of mini-Martha Stewarts".
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.