epitome


epitome

noun

Definition of EPITOME

1
a short statement of the main points <the golden rule is often cited as the epitome of moral conduct: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you>
2
a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) <the prestigious prep school prides itself on being widely regarded as the epitome of tradition and old-fashioned values>
3
the most perfect type or example <Mahatma Gandhi is often cited as the epitome of resolute reformer who uses nonviolence to bring about social and political change>

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