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Meaning of epitome

e•pit•o•me

Pronunciation: (i-pit'u-mē), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class: He is the epitome of goodness.
  2. a condensed account, esp. of a literary work; abstract.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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