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English noun: epitome

1. epitome (cognition) a standard or typical example

SamplesHe is the prototype of good breeding.
He provided America with an image of the good father.

Synonymsimage, paradigm, prototype

Broader (hypernym)example, model

Narrower (hyponym)concentrate, imago

2. epitome (communication) a brief abstract (as of an article or book)

Broader (hypernym)abstract, outline, precis, synopsis

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