An example of a class or type; a representative or typical example. This does not mean the best example, but rather one which is typical of what's available. Art educators, limited in the number and variety of examples of art images they can show to students, seek exemplars along with pieces which epitomize their types. (pr. e-pi"toh-mee') Also see archetype and avatar.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.


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  • épitomé — [ epitɔme ] n. m. • épitome 1522; lat. epitome, gr. epitomê « abrégé » ♦ Didact. (titres) Abrégé d un ouvrage d histoire antique. Épitomé de l histoire de la Grèce. ● épitomé nom masculin (latin epitome, du grec epitomê, abrégé) Abrégé d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • épitome — ou, plus usité, épitomé (é pi to m ou é pi to mé) s. m. 1°   Abrégé d un livre. L épitome de Justin. •   Kepler dit, au quatrième livre de son épitome...., VOLT. Newton, III, 5. 2°   S écrit et se prononce toujours épitomé, quand on parle d un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Epitome — E*pit o*me, n.; pl. {Epitomes}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a surface incision, also, and abridgment, fr. ? to cut into, cut short; epi upon + te mnein to cut: cf. F. [ e]pitome. See {Tome}.] 1. A work in which the contents of a former work are reduced within …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epítome — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Epítome (del griego ἐπιτομή epitome) es el resumen o sumario de una obra extensa, que describe lo más fundamental. La importancia de los epítomes para la historiografía actual radica en que en muchas ocasiones… …   Wikipedia Español

  • epitome — 1520s, an abstract; brief statement of the chief points of some writing, from M.Fr. épitomé (16c.), from L. epitome abridgment, from Gk. epitome abridgment, from epitemnein cut short, abridge, from epi into (see EPI (Cf. epi )) + temnein to cut… …   Etymology dictionary

  • epitome — /e pitome/ s.f. [dal lat. epitome, gr. epitomḗ taglio , der. di epitémno compendiare ]. (crit.) [versione abbreviata di un ampia opera, per lo più di contenuto storiografico] ▶◀ compendio, riassunto, sintesi, sunto. ◀▶ accrescimento, ampliamento …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • epitome — pronounced as four syllables (i pit ǝ mi), is derived from a Greek word literally meaning ‘to cut into’. It has two main meanings in English, (1) a person or thing typically representing a quality or class • (Little did he dream when he designed… …   Modern English usage

  • epitome — [n1] perfect example apotheosis, archetype, embodiment, essence, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, last word*, personification, quintessence, representation, type, typification, ultimate; concept 686 epitome [n2] abbreviation abridgment,… …   New thesaurus

  • epítome — sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: elevado. Resumen o compendio de una obra más extensa: He leído el epítome de gramática que has escrito y me parece muy útil …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • epitome — Epitome, Epitome huius epitomes …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • epítome — (Del lat. epitŏme, y este del gr. ἐπιτομή). 1. m. Resumen o compendio de una obra extensa, que expone lo más fundamental o preciso de la materia tratada en ella. 2. Ret. Figura que consiste, después de dichas muchas palabras, en repetir las… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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