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[em-bluh-mat-ik] /ˌɛm bləˈmæt ɪk/
pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.
Also, emblematical.
Origin of emblematic
1635-45; < Greek emblēmat-, stem of émblēma (see emblem) + -ic
Related forms
emblematically, adverb
emblematicalness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now tell students to design their own emblematic science images.
  • But it's worth noting, those students are not emblematic of their larger peer cohort.
  • Conditions here are emblematic of the entire region.
  • Cuisine and dining traditions are emblematic of local culture.
  • The species' rapid evolution sheds new light on one of the emblematic species of climate change.
  • And there's something deeply emblematic about it, too.
  • But soon it also became emblematic of rush-hour misery and the proof positive of how new roads generate their own traffic.
  • Rolling up under-the-counter trading in an emblematic product.
  • The new wave has already produced a number of emblematic figures.
  • But emblematic of an antiquated mindset which in dire need of transformation.
Word Origin and History for emblematic

1640s, perhaps via French emblématique, from Greek emblematikos, from emblema (see emblem).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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