Exemplification vs Epitome - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between exemplification and epitome

is that exemplification is the act of exemplifying; a showing or illustrating by example while epitome is (label) (embodiment or encapsulation of).

exemplification

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of exemplifying; a showing or illustrating by example.
  • That which exemplifies; a case in point; example.
  • (legal) A copy or transcript attested to be correct by the seal of an officer having custody of the original.
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    epitome

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia epitome) (en-noun)
  • (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.
  • Usage notes

    The sense ‘the height, the best’ is considered incorrect by some; instead, `pinnacle' may be preferred.

    Synonyms

    * (an embodiment of) in a nutshell (modern idiom), synopsis * (the best) greatest * (a summary) abstract, synopsis

    Antonyms

    * antithesis

    Derived terms

    * epitomize * epitomic * epitomical