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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.
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)
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.
ep•i•tom•i•cal (ˌɛp ɪˈtɒm ɪ kəl) ep`i•tom′ic, adj.
something representative as a fine example of the whole group of things to which it belongs. See also books.See also: Representation
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|Noun||1.||epitome - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"|
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)|
the epitome of → la quintessence de