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English definition of “epitome”

epitome

noun [U]  /ɪˈpɪt̬·ə·mi/ us  
the typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing: He was the epitome of the fashionable gentleman.
epitomize
verb [T]  /ɪˈpɪt̬·əˌmɑɪz/ us  
His recordings came to epitomize American popular singing at its finest.
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