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emblematic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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