personification

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noun per·son·i·fi·ca·tion \pər-ˌsä-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of personification

  1. 1 :  attribution of personal qualities; especially :  representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form

  2. 2 :  a divinity or imaginary being representing a thing or abstraction

  3. 3 :  embodiment, incarnation

Examples of personification in a Sentence

  1. the use of personification in a story

  2. a personification of justice as a woman with her eyes covered

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First Known Use of personification

1728


PERSONIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

personification

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Definition of personification for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a lot of a particular quality and who is the perfect example of someone who has that quality

  • : an imaginary person that represents a thing or idea

  • : the practice of representing a thing or idea as a person in art, literature, etc.



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