Definition of emblematic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌembləˈmætɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌembləˈmætɪk//
    emblematic (of something) (formal)
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  1. 1that represents or is a symbol of something synonym representative According to this interpretation, the most truly emblematic figure of the new Europe was Pope John Paul II.
  2. 2that is considered typical of a situation, an area of work, etc. synonym typical The violence is emblematic of what is happening in our inner cities.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emblematic