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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 epit·o·me /ɪˈpɪtəmi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·pit·o·me n.; pl. Epitomes
 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; something possessing conspicuously or to a high degree the qualities of a class.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good
           breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the
           good father" [syn: prototype, paradigm, image]
      2: a brief abstract (as of an article or book)