apotheosis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-poth"ē-ō'sis, ap"u-thē'u-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.
  2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence: This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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