Epitome is a synonym of compend.
As nouns the difference between epitome and compend
is that epitome
) (embodiment or encapsulation of
) while compend
is a compendium; an epitome; a summary.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(of a class of items) The embodiment or encapsulation of.
(of a class of items) A representative example.
(of a class of items) The height; the best.
(of a written document) A brief summary.
The sense ‘the height, the best’ is considered incorrect by some; instead, `pinnacle' may be preferred.
* (an embodiment of) in a nutshell (modern idiom), synopsis
* (the best) greatest
* (a summary) abstract, synopsis
A compendium; an epitome; a summary.
* (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
- the man being only a sort of compend of the globe with its centrifugence and centripetence, with its chemistry, with its polarity, with its undulation.