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personification

per·son·i·fi·ca·tion

personification

 
pronunciation:
pr sa n fih keI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person considered to be a perfect example or embodiment of some quality or other abstraction.
He was the personification of humility.
synonyms:
byword, embodiment, epitome, image
similar words:
figure, ideal, incarnation, paradigm, picture, quintessence, realization, type
definition 2: the act or technique of ascribing human attributes to nonhuman or inanimate things.
similar words:
animation, anthropomorphism
definition 3: a representation of a person, as in literature or art, that serves to symbolize or personify some quality or other abstraction.
These figures are personifications of the seven deadly sins.
similar words:
embodiment, figure, image, projection, rendering, representation, symbol
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