What is embodiment?

  • (noun): Giving concrete form to an abstract concept.
    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): A concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept.
    Example: "A circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    Synonyms: shape

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)

    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)

    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)