You Pronounce it: [simp-tuh-mat-ik]
1.pertaining to a symptom or symptoms.
2.of the nature of or constituting a symptom; indicative (often fol by of):
a condition symptomatic of cholera; a disagreement that was symptomatic of the deterioration in their relationship.
3.according to symptoms :
a symptomatic classification of disease.
1690-1700; < Medieval Latin symptōmaticus, equivalent to Late Latin symptōmat- (stem of symptōma) symptom + -icus -ic
I read it:
Norman Fairclough’s Languae and Power:
“But despite its importance for language, the concept of ‘ideology’ has very rarely figured in discussions of language and power within linguistics, which is itself symptomatic of their limitations.”(2)