emblematically

emblematic

[em-bluh-mat-ik]
adjective
pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.
Also, emblematical.


Origin:
1635–45; < Greek emblēmat-, stem of émblēma (see emblem) + -ic

emblematically, adverb
emblematicalness, noun
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emblem (ˈɛmbləm)
 
n
1.  a visible object or representation that symbolizes a quality, type, group, etc, esp the concrete symbol of an abstract idea: the dove is an emblem of peace
2.  an allegorical picture containing a moral lesson, often with an explanatory motto or verses, esp one printed in an emblem book
 
[C15: from Latin emblēma raised decoration, mosaic, from Greek, literally: something inserted, from emballein to insert, from ballein to throw]
 
emblem'atic
 
adj
 
emblem'atical
 
adj
 
emblem'atically
 
adv

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emblematic
1640s, from Gk. emblemat-, stem of emblema (see emblem).
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