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"
being or serving as an illustration of a type;
"the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"
"an action exemplary of his conduct"
- The crown is emblematic of power of a king.
- The violence is emblematic of what is happening in our inner cities.