What does emblematic mean?

Definitions for emblematic
ˌɛm bləˈmæt ɪkem·blem·at·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emblematic, emblematical, symbolic, symbolicaladjective

    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"

  2. emblematic, exemplary, typicadjective

    being or serving as an illustration of a type

    "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";


  1. emblematicadjective

    Serving as, or relating to a symbol, emblem or illustration of a type


  1. emblematic

    An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.


  1. emblematic

    Emblematic refers to something that serves as a symbol, representation, or visible sign for something else, often an abstract concept, idea or quality. It describes a characteristic or typical example of something that illustrates it effectively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emblematicadjective

    alt. of Emblematical

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emblematic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emblematic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of emblematic in a Sentence

  1. Eli Silverman:

    It could be emblematic of the general trend in reported rapes.

  2. Dino Martins:

    They are one of our most beautiful endangered species, but also very emblematic of this part of the world.

  3. Adam Andrzejewski:

    The EPA wasting $160 million on public relations dwarfs our recent exposure of their high-end furniture purchases ($92 million), nothing is emblematic of government excess like an army of highly compensated PR agents sitting in their easy chairs. It’s simply waste.

  4. Barack Obama:

    I had been inclined to take the shot fairly early on in the discussions. But you hold back the decision until you have to make it. And in the end, what I very much appreciated, was the degree to which we had an honest debate, it was, in that way, emblematic of presidential decision-making, you're always working with probabilities.

  5. Elena Kagan:

    In all these ways, the majority’s decision is emblematic of too much of this Court’s shadow docket decision-making — which every day becomes more unreasoned, inconsistent, and impossible to defend.

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