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English noun: embodiment

1. embodiment (person) a new personification of a familiar idea

SamplesThe embodiment of hope.
The incarnation of evil.
The very avatar of cunning.

Synonymsavatar, incarnation

Broader (hypernym)personification

Narrower (hyponym)deification, reincarnation

2. embodiment (cognition) a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept

SamplesA circle was the embodiment of his concept of life.


Broader (hypernym)concrete representation, concretism

3. embodiment (act) giving concrete form to an abstract concept

Broader (hypernym)objectification

Narrower (hyponym)incarnation, personification, soul

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