emblematic

emblematic
adjective
1. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract (Freq. 3)
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a crown is emblematic of royalty

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the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish

Syn: ↑emblematical, ↑symbolic, ↑symbolical
Similar to: ↑representative
Derivationally related forms: ↑symbol (for: ↑symbolical), ↑symbol (for: ↑symbolic), ↑emblem (for: ↑emblematical), ↑emblem
2. being or serving as an illustration of a type
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the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy

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an action exemplary of his conduct

Syn: ↑exemplary, ↑typic
Similar to: ↑typical
Derivationally related forms: ↑type (for: ↑typic), ↑example (for: ↑exemplary), ↑emblem

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  • emblematic — index representative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • emblematic — 1640s, perhaps via Fr. emblématique, from Gk. emblematikos, from emblema (see EMBLEM (Cf. emblem)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • emblematic — em|ble|mat|ic [ˌembləˈmætık] adj formal seeming to represent or be a sign of something = ↑representative emblematic of ▪ The Vespa scooter became emblematic of sophisticated urban culture across Europe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • emblematic — emblem ► NOUN 1) a heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family. 2) a symbol or symbolic representation. DERIVATIVES emblematic adjective. ORIGIN Greek embl ma insertion …   English terms dictionary

  • emblematic, emblematical — ▶ adjective 1 a situation emblematic of the industrialized twentieth century: SYMBOLIC, representative, demonstrative, suggestive, indicative. 2 emblematic works of art: ALLEGORICAL, symbolic …   Useful english dictionary

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