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EMBODIMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embodiment mean? 

EMBODIMENT (noun)
  The noun EMBODIMENT has 3 senses:

1. a new personification of a familiar idea
2. a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
3. giving concrete form to an abstract concept

  Familiarity information: EMBODIMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMBODIMENT (noun)


Sense 1embodiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A new personification of a familiar idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

avatar; embodiment; incarnation

Context examples:

the embodiment of hope / the incarnation of evil / the very avatar of cunning

Hypernyms ("embodiment" is a kind of...):

personification (a person who represents an abstract quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "embodiment"):

deification (an embodiment of the qualities of a god)

reincarnation (embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form))


Sense 2embodiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

embodiment; shape

Context example:

a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life

Hypernyms ("embodiment" is a kind of...):

concrete representation; concretism (a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms)


Sense 3embodiment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Giving concrete form to an abstract concept

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("embodiment" is a kind of...):

objectification (the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "embodiment"):

soul (the human embodiment of something)

incarnation; personification (the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.)


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