What is embodiment?

  • (noun): A concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept.
    Example: "A circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    Synonyms: shape
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "embodiment":

  • (noun): A new personification of a familiar idea.
    Example: "The embodiment of hope"
    Synonyms: incarnation, avatar
  • (noun): Giving concrete form to an abstract concept.

Famous quotes containing the word embodiment:

    They were right. The Soviet régime is not the embodiment of evil as you think in the West. They have laws and I broke them. I hate tea and they love tea. Who is wrong?
    Alexander Zinoviev (b. 1922)

    Greek is the embodiment of the fluent speech that runs or soars, the speech of a people which could not help giving winged feet to its god of art. Latin is the embodiment of the weighty and concentrated speech which is hammered and pressed and polished into the shape of its perfection, as the ethically minded Romans believed that the soul also should be wrought.
    Havelock Ellis (1859–1939)

    Democracy and Republicanism in their best partisan utterances alike declare for human rights. Jefferson, the father of Democracy, Lincoln, the embodiment of Republicanism, and the Divine author of the religion on which true civilization rests, all proclaim the equal rights of all men.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)