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1. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract;
- Example: "a crown is emblematic of royalty"
- Example: "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish"
[syn: emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolical]

2. being or serving as an illustration of a type;
- Example: "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"
- Example: "an action exemplary of his conduct";
[syn: emblematic, exemplary, typic]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emblematic \Em`blem*at"ic\, Emblematical \Em`blem*at"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. embl['e]matique.] Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem; symbolic; typically representative; representing as an emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity. -- Em`blem*at"ic*al*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]