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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.


Synonymsshape


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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