Etymology
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personification (n.)

"figure of speech or artistic representation in which something inanimate or abstract takes the form of a person," 1755, noun of action from personify. Sense of "embodiment of a quality in a person" is attested from 1807.

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Definitions of personification

personification (n.)
a person who represents an abstract quality;
she is the personification of optimism
personification (n.)
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature;
Synonyms: prosopopoeia
personification (n.)
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.;
Synonyms: incarnation
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