personification

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Etymology[edit]

Personify +‎ -ication.

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Noun[edit]

personification (plural personifications)

  1. A person, thing or name typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification.
    Adolf Hitler was the personification of anti-Semitism.
  2. A figure of speech, prosopopoeia, in which an inanimate object or an abstraction is given human qualities.
    The writer used personification to convey her ideas.
  3. An artistic representation of an abstract quality as a human
    The Grim Reaper is a personification of death.

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