embodiment

Definitions

  • Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
    Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n embodiment giving concrete form to an abstract concept
    • n embodiment a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    • n embodiment a new personification of a familiar idea "the embodiment of hope","the incarnation of evil","the very avatar of cunning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Embodiment That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body; as, the embodiment of courage, or of courtesy; the embodiment of true piety.
    • Embodiment The act of embodying; the state of being embodied.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embodiment 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.
    • n embodiment A bringing into or presentation in or through a form; formal expression or manifestation; formulation: as, the embodiment of principles in a treatise.
    • n embodiment 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Embodiment act of embodying: state of being embodied: that in which something is embodied
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Quotations

  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.”
  • Doris Lessing
    Doris%20Lessing
    “If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.”
  • Alice James
    Alice James
    “How sick one gets of being good, how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.”
  • Brian Friel
    Brian Friel
    “It is not the literal past, the facts of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
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    “Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Em, in, and body.

Usage

In literature:

Fairfax may be studied in the "Fairfax Correspondence," and in the documents embodied in Mr. Clements Markham's life of him.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In 1868 Mr. Meeker made a trip to the West for the "Tribune," writing a series of valuable letters embodying his observations of the country.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
May not a man, nevertheless, have an ideal of truth and beauty and look worshipfully upon its embodiment?
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
And the Spirit, One with the Father and the Word, gives to the Thought of God its realisation and embodiment in what we call things.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
It is a sincere, honest and dignified embodiment of the First American.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
The mores contain embodied in them notions, doctrines, and maxims, but they are facts.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
One among them embodied in himself, above all others, the spirit of that epoch of creative energy.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
The first universal power, an embodiment of Creative Thought, becomes visible.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
He only was the embodiment of Church and State.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
I afterwards embodied the substance of my views in a letter to Sir George Grey.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Rose, watching the little scene with listless eyes, saw him towering over the group like an embodiment of wrath and pity.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
We turn to the poetical forms in which the stories should be embodied.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
More recently they have been divided and embodied in separate arguments.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
With such fancies, reason and creeds which embody reason have nothing to do except to give shape to the instruments of self-torture.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
It embodies a conception of evil as a part of the good, of death as the friend and not the enemy of life.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
The land farmer conceived of his estate as belonging to his family group and embodied in himself.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
The fictionally significant aspect of a plot is that it embodies a conflict between opposing forces, that is, it is dramatic.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
Deruchette was the very embodiment of joy as she went to and fro in the house.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
But this new plaything, the theater, was not only the physical embodiment of the drama, it became a social institution as well.
"How to See a Play" by Richard Burton
He takes the White Doe, and makes her the exponent, the symbol, the embodiment of them all.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
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In poetry:

A deathlike silence now ensues,
While every eye amazement glucs
Upon that mediatorial face,
Embodiment of every grace.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
The angel and the girl are met
Earth was the only meeting place.
For the embodied never yet
Travelled beyond the shore of space.
The eternal spirits in freedom go.
"The Angel and the Girl" by Edwin Muir
I shall break every chain,
To farthest heights attain,
And drink from wells no face has bent above.
Oh! from what heavenly place
Shall leap to my embrace
The warm embodiment of innocent love?
"Full-Fledged (Une barbe de jeune dieu)" by Maurice Thompson
Through viewless valves embodied so –
Till daylight, the expulsion and awakening,
The riving and the driving forth,
Life with remorseless forceps beckoning –
Pangs and betrayal of harsh birth.
"Sleep" by Kenneth Slessor
Alas! he's cold!
Cold as the marble which his fingers wrought--
Cold, but not dead; for each embodied thought
Of his, which he from the Ideal brought
To live in stone,
Assures him immortality of fame.
"To Alexander Galt, The Sculptor" by James Barron Hope
Amid such flowers, underneath such skies,
Embodying all life knows of sweet and fair,
She stood; love's dreams in girlhood's face and eyes,
Fair as a star that comes to emphasize
The mingled beauty of the earth and air.
"The Picture" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

No American family embodies Republicanism more than the Bushes .
No American family embodies mainstream Republicanism more than the Bushes , noted a New York Times article this year.
Popular Christmas classics are embodied by beautiful, ethereal and angelic harmonies and voices.
Callie Shabby Chic proudly embodies this concept.
Pei Lee's costumes are eye-catching and dramatic, particularly the goofy, coordinated dresses embodied by Cinderella 's bumbling stepsisters, Grace and Joy (Tracy Lynn Olivera and Jaime Kelton, a fine comedic pair).
On a recent trip to south Georgia, I got the opportunity to spend a few days at the home of an 83-year-old who embodies timeless style.
In some embodiments, an optical sensor is located on the front of the device so that the user's image may be obtained for videoconferencing while the user views the other video conference participants on the touch screen display.
In some embodiments, the position of the optical sensor can be changed by the user (e.g.
The rules will be embodied in what presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan calls the "playbook".
Wonder Bread has been around since the 1920s, but Hostess somehow embodies Eisenhower-era innocence.
Jay Gatsby would have loved the Palm Beach 55, because it embodies all that he lusted after in The Great Gatsby: class, style and grand luxury.
THE WOODSMAN TAVERN, Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson's debut effort as a full-on restaurateur, embodies a lot of the stereotypes that have come to define our city.
Gregory Parkinson 's Designs Embody Luxe Bohemia.
Gregory Parkinson's Designs Embody Luxe Bohemia.
Preservation Pub is the best neighborhood bar because it embodies Knoxville at its best.
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In science:

The action also embodies most elegantly the existence of symmetries by being invariant, possibly up to a surface term, under the corresponding transformations of the degrees of freedom of the system.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Besides their obvious notational advantage, Poisson brackets embody essential features of dynamics and the geometry of phase space for dynamical systems, not to mention their central rˆole in the programme of canonical quantisation through the correspondence principle.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
First, we have a test of the parameter reductions embodied in Equation (2). If they are justified, the slices provide enough information to allow the reconstruction of the system responses to any possible system inputs.
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
It embodies the localized modes where the number equals to the background topological charge.
Localization of massive fermions on the baby-skyrmion branes in 6 dimensions
We observe that the natural reference state (i.e., the state of vanishing displacement field) of this model is not in fact an equilibrium state for any given realization of disorder, due to the random attractive interactions embodied by the kernel.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
The function FP (H ) embodies the constraints.
Spectral fluctuation properties of constrained unitary ensembles of Gaussian-distributed random matrices
The factor 1 − Y in Eq. (18) acquires angular dependence for the anisotropic pairing at finite temperatures due to the anisotropic distribution of thermally excited quasiparticles embodied in Y .
Hall Coefficient of Equilibrium Supercurrents Flowing inside Superconductors
It is hence expected that the extra modulation of the curvature at finite temperatures due to the gap anisotropy, embodied in the factor 1 − Y of Eq. (18), produces the most spectacular effects around n ∼ nc .
Hall Coefficient of Equilibrium Supercurrents Flowing inside Superconductors
These two ideas about planetary formation embody fundamentally different condensation processes which are the underlying cause for the two unique primary types of chondritic matter. The immediate implication is that both processes were operant during the formation of the Solar System.
Nature of Planetary Matter and Magnetic Field Generation in the Solar System
It is this isomorphism that embodies the self-similarity properties of the group G.
Self-similarity and random walks
This case is quite famous in the field of management science (for more detailed information, see ), and embodies the essence of complementary cooperation very well.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
We shall begin our study with a model that is as simple as possible as long as it embodies the essence of (pure) complementary cooperation, and thus concentrate on simple games , i.e. coalitional games where each coalitional value is either 1 or 0 (and with several plain restrictions).
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Figure 4, cases c,d) and in the dilute regime of the granular gas, in which there is no coupling between the velocity of the tracer and the “hidden variable” embodied by the local velocity average.
The fluctuation-dissipation relation: how does one compare correlation functions and responses?
This is achieved here by using the Laplace-de Finetti representation theorem, which embodies strict scale-invariance of interchangeable random variables.
Limit distributions of scale-invariant probabilistic models of correlated random variables with the q-Gaussian as an explicit example
The scaling approach we use here, embodied in Eq. (5), is strictly applicable only for ˜ξ ≫ 1, and even then only gives an order of magnitude.
Correlated random fields in dielectric and spin glasses
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