Pronunciation: [ ih-pit-uh-mee ]
1: a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class
2: a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract
Origin: Eary 16th century; Greek
Etymology: via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein ‘abridge’, from epi ‘in addition’ + temnein ‘to cut’
1: He is the epitome of an ideal child.
2: The piece published in the literary journal was an excellent epitome of the full story.