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Noun: epitome  i'pi-tu-mee or e'pi-tu-mee
  1. A standard, typical or perfect example
    "he is the epitome of good breeding";
    - prototype, paradigm, image
  2. A brief abstract (as of an article or book)

Derived forms: epitomes

Type of: abstract, example, model, outline, précis, rundown, synopsis

Encyclopedia: Epitome