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embodiment

[em-bod-ee-muh nt] /ɛmˈbɒd i mənt/
noun
1.
the act of embodying.
2.
the state or fact of being embodied.
3.
a person, being, or thing embodying a spirit, principle, abstraction, etc; incarnation.
4.
something embodied.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; embody + -ment
Related forms
preembodiment, noun
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Examples from the web for embodiment
  • Though the embodiment of patriotism, he was no right-winger.
  • The use of conservation technologies and the sales of recycled content represent the embodiment of environmental responsibility.
  • She is a perfect embodiment of the right's anti-science, anti-intellectual, mystical world view.
  • She was the embodiment of a bygone and more romantic nautical era.
  • Today it regards itself not so much as a political party as the embodiment of the nation.
  • The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence.
  • Video games are not the embodiment of evil and alternative-parenting.
  • It's essentially the physical embodiment of a sampler.
  • The state is the embodiment of the people of a country.
  • His corpulence is the physical embodiment of all seven mortal sins.
Word Origin and History for embodiment
n.

1828; see embody + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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