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e·pit·o·me  audio  (-pt-m) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A representative or example of a class or type: "He is seen . . . as the epitome of the hawkish, right-of-center intellectual" (Paul Kennedy).
  2. A brief summary, as of a book or article; an abstract.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin epitom, a summary, from Greek, an abridgment, from epitemnein, to cut short : epi-, epi- + temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots


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