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emblematic

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adjective em·blem·at·ic \ˌem-blə-ˈma-tik\

Simple Definition of emblematic

  • : representing something (such as an idea, state, or emotion) that cannot be seen by itself

Full Definition of emblematic

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting an emblem :  symbolic, representative

em·blem·at·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of emblematic

  1. <the dove is emblematic of the organization's mission to bring some peace to a troubled world>



1645

First Known Use of emblematic

1645

Variants of emblematic

also em·blem·at·i·cal play \-ti-kəl\


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