personification

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

person(ify) +‎ -ification.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

personification (countable and uncountable, 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 literary device in which an inanimate object or an idea 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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