[ ih-pit-uh-mee ]
/ ɪˈpɪt ə mi /
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a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class: He is the epitome of goodness.
a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract.
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Origin of epitome
OTHER WORDS FROM epitomeep·i·tom·i·cal [ep-i-tom-i-kuhl], /ˌɛp ɪˈtɒm ɪ kəl/, ep·i·tom·ic, adjective
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How to use epitome in a sentence
McDaniel, meanwhile, focused like a laser on Detroit and Wayne County in her home state of Michigan, mentioning them 12 times and casting them as the epitome of a shady process.A gaping hole in the GOP’s voter fraud logic|Aaron Blake|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Just recently, I began to realize this is the epitome of what I love about climbing.Behind the Scenes of Emily Harrington's Historic Climb|Andrew Bisharat|November 6, 2020|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for epitome
/ (ɪˈpɪtəmɪ) /
a typical example of a characteristic or class; embodiment; personificationhe is the epitome of sloth
a summary of a written work; abstract
Derived forms of epitomeepitomical (ˌɛpɪˈtɒmɪkəl) or epitomic, adjective
Word Origin for epitome
C16: via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein to abridge, from epi- + temnein to cut
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