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Meaning of PERSONIFICATION

Pronunciation:  pur`sânifi'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  2. [n]  representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
  3. [n]  a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism"
 

PERSONIFICATION is a 15 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: incarnation, prosopopoeia
 
 See Also: avatar, embodiment, embodiment, figure, figure of speech, human, image, incarnation, individual, mortal, person, queen, somebody, someone, soul, trope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*son`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
personnification.]
1. The act of personifying; impersonation; embodiment. --C.
   Knight.

2. (Rhet.) A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or
   abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with
   personality; prosopop?ia; as, the floods clap their hands.
   ``Confusion heards his voice.'' --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acting, aping, characterization, corporealization, dumb show, embodiment, enacting, enactment, imitation, impersonation, incarnation, incorporation, masquerade, materialization, metempsychosis, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, pantomime, pantomiming, performance, performing, personation, playing, portrayal, posing, reembodiment, reincarnation, substantiation, transmigration
 

 

 

 

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