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Definition of personification noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] personification of something a person who has a lot of a particular quality or characteristic synonym epitome She was the personification of elegance.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the practice of representing objects, qualities, etc. as humans, in art and literature; an object, quality, etc. that is represented in this way the personification of autumn in Keats's poem
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