AskDefine | Define emblematic

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emblematic adj
1 serving as a visible symbol for something abstract; "a crown is emblematic of royalty"; "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish" [syn: emblematical, symbolic, symbolical]
2 being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct"; [syn: exemplary, typic]

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English

Pronunciation

(ĕmb-lə-mă-tĭk)

Adjective

  1. Serving as, or relating to a symbol, emblem or illustration of a type

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