embodiment

The embodiment of something gives concrete form to an abstract idea. A flag is the embodiment of a country.

When you talk about embodiment, you're talking about giving a form to ideas that are usually not physical: like love, hate, fear, justice, etc. A gavel is the embodiment of justice; a wedding ring can be the embodiment of love. The word body in embodiment is a clue to its meaning: this is a word for giving a body to things that usually don't have one.

Definitions of embodiment
1

n a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept

“a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life”
Synonyms:
shape
Type of:
concrete representation, concretism
a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms

n giving concrete form to an abstract concept

Types:
soul
the human embodiment of something
incarnation, personification
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
Type of:
objectification
the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing

n a new personification of a familiar idea

“the embodiment of hope”
Synonyms:
avatar, incarnation
Types:
deification
an embodiment of the qualities of a god
reincarnation
embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)
Type of:
personification
a person who represents an abstract quality

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