Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of embodying or the state of being embodied.
  • noun One that embodies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Investment with or manifestation through an animate body; incarnation; bodily presentation: as, metempsychosis is the supposed embodiment of previously existing souls in new forms; she is an embodiment of all the virtues.
  • noun A bringing into or presentation in or through a form; formal expression or manifestation; formulation: as, the embodiment of principles in a treatise.
  • noun Collection or formation into an aggregate body; organization; an aggregate whole; incorporation; concentration: as, the embodiment of troops into battalions, brigades, divisions, etc.; the embodiment of a country's laws.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of embodying; the state of being embodied.
  • noun That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a physical entity typifying an abstraction

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a new personification of a familiar idea
  • noun a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
  • noun giving concrete form to an abstract concept

Etymologies

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From embody + -ment.

Examples

  • Actually, your "lobsters", and those I'm familiar with are a unique product of nature wherein a parasitic mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum) "engulfs" a host mushroom (thought to usually be a Russula or Lactauius), and in its final embodiment, is known as Hypomyces lactifluorum.

    Mex Mushrooms?

  • The naturalness of this co-embodiment is perhaps the play's most violent re-writing of contemporary colonial conflict.

    Through Colonial Spectacles: the Irish Vizier and the Female-Knight in James Cobb

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

  • It looks at deep philosophical issues of "embodiment" - whether you need to move around in the world to acquire language or the jargon of a specialist field-that have major implications for the field of artificial intelligence and computer learning.

    The Chicago Blog

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