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Topic: DESIGN

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: emblema 'design set into a surface', from Greek emballein 'to put in'

emblem

noun
     
em‧blem [countable]
1AVD a picture, shape, or object that is used to represent a country, organization etc [↪ logo]
emblem of
The national emblem of Canada is a maple leaf.
2 something that represents an idea, principle, or situation
emblem of
Expensive cars are seen as an emblem of success.
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