Definition of


  1. (adj, all) serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
    the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish
  2. (adj, all) being or serving as an illustration of a type
    an action exemplary of his conduct

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Emblematic

emblematical, exemplary, symbolic, symbolical, typic

Alternate forms of Emblematic

Derivations: emblem

Origin of the word Emblematic

  1. 1640s, from Gk. emblemat-, stem of emblema (see emblem). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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