per|son|i|fi|ca|tion

per|son|i|fi|ca|tion
per|son|i|fi|ca|tion «puhr SON uh fuh KAY shuhn», noun.
1. a striking example; embodiment; type: »

A miser is the personification of greed.

SYNONYM(S): exemplification.
2. the act or fact of representing as a person, such as speaking of the sun as he and the moon as she. In John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Mr. Worldly-Wiseman and Mr. Good-will are personifications.
3. a person or creature imagined as representing a thing or idea: »

Satan is the personification of evil.

4. a figure of speech in which a lifeless thing or quality is spoken of as if alive. Examples: Duty calls us. There Honour comes, a pilgrim grey (William Collins).

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