1. adjective [usu v-link ADJ] If something, such as an object in a picture, is emblematic of a particular quality or an idea, it symbolically represents the quality or idea. [+ of] ⇒ Dogs are emblematic of faithfulness. ⇒ In some works, flowers take on a powerful emblematic quality. 2. adjective If you say that something is emblematic of a state of affairs, you mean that it is characteristic of it and represents its most typical features. [+ of] ⇒ The killing in Pensacola is emblematic of a lot of the violence that is happening around the world.
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