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Meaning of EPITOME

Pronunciation:  i'pitumee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
  2. [n]  a brief abstract (as of an article or book)
 

EPITOME is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: image, paradigm, prototype
 
 See Also: abstract, concentrate, example, imago, model, outline, precis, synopsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*pit"o*me\, n.; pl. {Epitomes}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a
surface incision, also, and abridgment, fr. ? to cut into,
cut short; 'epi` upon + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. ['e]pitome.
See {Tome}.]
1. A work in which the contents of a former work are reduced
   within a smaller space by curtailment and condensation; a
   brief summary; an abridgement.

         [An] epitome of the contents of a very large book.
                                               --Sydney
                                               Smith.

2. A compact or condensed representation of anything.

         An epitome of English fashionable life. --Carlyle.

         A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but
         all mankind's epitome.                --Dryden.

Syn: Abridgement; compendium; compend; abstract; synopsis;
     abbreviature. See {Abridgment}.

 
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