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em•blem



Pronunciation: (em'blum), [key]
n.
1. an object or its representation, symbolizing a quality, state, class of persons, etc.; symbol: The olive branch is an emblem of peace.
2. a sign, design, or figure that identifies or represents something: the emblem of a school.
3. an allegorical picture, often inscribed with a motto supplemental to the visual image with which it forms a single unit of meaning.
4. Obs.an inlaid or tessellated ornament.

v.t.
to represent with an emblem.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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