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EPITOME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does epitome mean? 

EPITOME (noun)
  The noun EPITOME has 2 senses:

1. a standard or typical example
2. a brief abstract (as of an article or book)

  Familiarity information: EPITOME used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EPITOME (noun)


Sense 1epitome [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A standard or typical example

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

epitome; prototype; paradigm; image

Context examples:

he is the prototype of good breeding / he provided America with an image of the good father

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

example; model (a representative form or pattern)

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

concentrate (a concentrated example)

imago ((psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood)


Sense 2epitome [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief abstract (as of an article or book)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

abstract; outline; precis; synopsis (a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory)


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