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English adjective: emblematic

1. emblematic serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

SamplesA crown is emblematic of royalty.
The spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish.

Synonymsemblematical, symbolic, symbolical


Antonymsnonrepresentative, unsymbolic

2. emblematic being or serving as an illustration of a type

SamplesThe free discussion that is emblematic of democracy.
An action exemplary of his conduct.

Synonymsexemplary, typic


Antonymsatypical, untypical

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