• WordNet 3.6
    • adj emblematic 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"
    • adj emblematic being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy","an action exemplary of his conduct"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Emblematic Pertaining to, containing, or consisting in, an emblem; symbolic; typically representative; representing as an emblem; as, emblematic language or ornaments; a crown is emblematic of royalty; white is emblematic of purity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • emblematic Pertaining to or constituting an emblem; using or dealing in emblems; symbolic.
    • emblematic Representative by some allusion or customary association; suggestive through similarity of qualities or conventional significance: as, a crown is emblematic of royalty; whiteness is emblematic of purity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Emblematic pertaining to or containing emblems: symbolical: representing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. emblématique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. emblēma—Gr. em (=en), in, ballein, to cast.


In literature:

Overflowing streams are emblematical of the crowds of nations, who, with a view to conquest, overflow the whole earth.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
The emblematic meanings of stones is constantly alluded to in the Old Testament.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The action contemplated by this fine old church is emblematic of the modern spirit.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
The universality of serpentine worship (or Phallic adoration) is attested by emblematic sculptures or architecture all the world over.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Rarely was any sovereign so completely emblematic of his or her period.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
My emblematic coat of arms.
"Mascara-Viscera" by Paul Cameron Brown
Hongi was chiefly impressed by the bishop's wig, which he thought must be emblematic of wisdom.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
On one side of the shield stands the Evangelist's emblematic eagle, holding an inkhorn in his beak.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Emblematically depicted these were in the pearl strip of a girl, with a winsome reflection of Andrew's thistle-burr in her speech.
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
There is a place where every visitor to Chicago may see this emblematic lordling near at hand.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
It is more probable that it denotes flattery; especially as, in Shakespeare's time, it was regarded as emblematical of flattery.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Since the palm tree is emblematic of both grace and fecundity, the significance of its use is apparent.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Transparencies, emblematical of the liberties of the country, were exhibited at all the public edifices.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
His heart sank; it was emblematic of a low ebbing life.
"The Nightrider's Feud" by Walter C. McConnell
The familiar emblematic figure of Spain followed on the stamps issued on January 1, 1870.
"The Postage Stamp in War" by Fred. J. Melville
He distorts and connects those images with a surprising symmetry, and adapts them as devices emblematic of the stories which they surround.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
The man of blood shelters himself behind its wall, silent, dark, dead and emblematic.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
It would be as emblematic to inaugurate American politicians, by swearing them on a weathercock.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
The exterior of Notre Dame struck the writer as curiously emblematic of the impression which one receives of the town.
"Stained Glass Tours in France" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
Beneath are many emblematical devices.
"What was the Gunpowder Plot?" by John Gerard

In poetry:

What's all this ingenuity of speech for?
Over whose wedding-gown are you displaying
Your emblematic learning? Have you found
A bridegroom?
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
They're coming! With their influence pure,
Their emblematic power again
Of him who would our steps allure
To realms of love, devoid of pain.
"They're Coming!" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Upraised, as a hand, emblematic of farewell.
At this joint between two worlds and two entirely
Incompatible modes of time, the raw material
Of our meat-and-potato thoughts assumes the nimbus
Of ambrosial revelation. And so departs.
"The Ghost's Leavetaking" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Hershey Bears' jerseys now sport a Moose logo on the right shoulder, emblematic of their victory over Manitoba in the 2009 Calder Cup final.
In many respects, Cody's rise and fall is emblematic of many booksellers ' struggles in recent years.
This sad tale is emblematic of a recurring American tendency to make expedient, process-driven decisions while ignoring or sacrificing long-term performance and aesthetic benefits.
Alfalfa ´s Market is returning to its roots this week with an emblematic Earth Day opening on April 22 and a commitment to local and organic products that has survived nearly three decades of change.
Benghazi story emblematic of president without scruples.
Emblematic of the stalemate in Washington, Missouri's two US senators staked out opposing positions Wednesday on whether to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a solution to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff facing the nation's economy.
WASHINGTON—As they took power in 2010, many House Republicans denounced earmarks —the home-state projects that lawmakers insert into spending bills—as being emblematic of all that is wrong with Washington.
"Arthur Jensen 's life is emblematic of the extent to which American scholarship is inhibited by political orthodoxy," James R Flynn, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, said on Wednesday.
Puppies emblematic of larger issue.
Losses by 'Grand Old Party' Tuesday emblematic of how out of touch they are with the 'New Majority .
It was emblematic of the tone-deaf, I-have-some-great-friends-that-are-NASCAR-team-owners moments that contributed to his loss.
Syria emblematic of Obama's Middle East paralysis .
This giant fruit stood for more than 60 years in Honolulu, an icon as emblematic of the city as Diamond Head or The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Army 1st Lt Elizabeth Whiteside's story is emblematic of the military's ambivalence when it comes to soldiers who need mental health care.
The letters to the editor section of newspapers for the past decade or more has been emblematic of the general slide in public discourse in America.

In science:

Thus, if some local event of a great psychological and/or social impact is presented as emblematic and is strongly supported by the celebrities, its effect stabilizes simultaneously the public opinion through the stabilization of each individual.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
The hallmark of the stabilization is the coherence - all the individuals vote for same alternative, i.e. alternative “chosen” by the effect of the emblematic “hot case”. Thus, the society supports that decision-making strategy whose top priority is situated at best to the current emblematic event(s).
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Considerable efforts are currently devoted to the preparation of ultracold neutral atoms in the emblematic strongly correlated quantum Hall regime.
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
While coherence between atoms finds its realization in Bose–Einstein condensates [1–3], quantum Hall states are emblematic representatives of the strongly correlated regime.
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
The presence of a logarithm and a trace in the expressions leading to Proposition 7 of is emblematic of the Markov loop measure and can be contrasted with the expression in (2.8) for random interlacements [which is then inserted in the last line of (2.5)].
Random interlacements and the Gaussian free field
This behavior is emblematic of bounded transformations in general (rectifiable or not), which tend towards the discrete metric in the limit δ → 0 (Section 2.2).
Robust Estimation through Schoenberg transformations
The emblematic quantum memory challenge includes the conversion of a quantum state of light into an ensemble state of matter and the retrieval of a restored state of light.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
Though many more models are possible, we choose a few emblematic examples that are of interest in a much wider sense within the literature on sparse covariance estimation and on sparse graphical models.
Detecting Positive Correlations in a Multivariate Sample
We wish to emphasize that the renormalon ambiguities are emblematic of other nonperturbative effects that could arise in the low-momentum, long-distance region and which are not, as yet, well-understood. A cutoff factorization scheme excludes this nonperturbative region from the coefficient functions.
Renormalon Ambiguities in NRQCD Operator Matrix Elements
Eddington considers in primis – in a generic Cartesian frame – the emblematic instance of plane waves proceeding with a velocity V (not fixed a priori !) in the (negative) direction of the axis of x, so that the hj k ’s are periodic functions of (x + V t) only.
Gravitational waves from BBH-systems? A (doubly) vain quest
The half-metallic system is emblematic of the general fact that if states from the L and R leads contribute equally to the interlayer exchange coupling, and if there is a symmetric bias potential drop, then the bias dependence of the out-of-plane torque must be quadratic.
Bias dependence of magnetic exchange interactions: application to interlayer exchange coupling in spin valves