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e·pit·o·me

 (ĭ-pĭt′ə-mē)
n.
1. A representative or perfect example of a class or type: "He is seen ... as the epitome of the hawkish, right-of-center intellectual" (Paul Kennedy).
2. A brief summary, as of a book or article; an abstract.

[Latin epitomē, a summary, from Greek, an abridgment, from epitemnein, to cut short : epi-, epi- + temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots.]

epitome

(ɪˈpɪtəmɪ)
n
1. a typical example of a characteristic or class; embodiment; personification: he is the epitome of sloth.
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a summary of a written work; abstract
[C16: via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein to abridge, from epi- + temnein to cut]
epitomical, ˌepiˈtomic adj

e•pit•o•me

(ɪˈpɪt ə mi)

n.
1. a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class; embodiment: She is the epitome of kindness.
2. a condensed account, as of a literary work; abstract.
[1520–30; < Latin epitomē abridgment < Greek epitomḗ abridgment, surface incision. See epi-, -tome]
ep•i•tom•i•cal (ˌɛp ɪˈtɒm ɪ kəl) ep`i•tom′ic, adj.

epitome

something representative as a fine example of the whole group of things to which it belongs. See also books.
See also: Representation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epitome - a standard or typical exampleepitome - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
concentrate - a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"
imago - (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
2.epitome - a brief abstract (as of an article or book)
precis, synopsis, abstract, outline - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

epitome

noun personification, essence, embodiment, type, representation, norm, archetype, exemplar, typical example, quintessence Maureen was the epitome of sophistication.

epitome

noun
A short summary or version prepared by cutting down a larger work:
Translations
abstraktitiivistelmä
belichamingexcerptpersonificatiesamenvattingsynopsis

epitome

[ɪˈpɪtəmɪ] Nrepresentación f, paradigma m
to be the epitome of virtueser la virtud en persona or personificada

epitome

[ɪˈpɪtəmi] n
the epitome of → la quintessence de

epitome

n
(of virtue, wisdom etc)Inbegriff m (→ of +gen, → an +dat)
(rare, of book) → Epitome f (spec)

epitome

[ɪˈpɪtəmɪ] n (frm) the epitome of kindnessla personificazione della gentilezza
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