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

Famous quotes containing the word embodiment:

    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)

    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)

    She will forever be your Miss America and she sort of becomes the embodiment of your dreams. But you also realize that it’s only her and not you. You feel a part of it—yet so far away at the same time.
    Michele Passarelli (b. c. 1954)