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Epitomes Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Epitome \E*pit"o*me\, n.; pl. Epitomes. [L., fr. Gr. ? a surface incision, also, and abridgment, fr. ? to cut into, cut short; 'epi` upon + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. ['e]pitome. See Tome.]
  1. A work in which the contents of a former work are reduced within a smaller space by curtailment and condensation; a brief summary; an abridgement. [An] epitome of the contents of a very large book. --Sydney Smith.
  2. A compact or condensed representation of anything. An epitome of English fashionable life. --Carlyle. A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. --Dryden. Syn: Abridgement; compendium; compend; abstract; synopsis; abbreviature. See Abridgment.

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