Miniature vs Epitome - What's the difference?

miniature | epitome |


As nouns the difference between miniature and epitome

is that miniature is greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale while epitome is (label) (embodiment or encapsulation of).

As an adjective miniature

is smaller than normal.

As a verb miniature

is to make smaller than normal; to reproduce in miniature.

miniature

Noun

(en noun)
  • Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.
  • A small version of something; a model of reduced scale.
  • There was a miniature of a whaling ship in a glass bottle over the mantlepiece.
  • A small, highly detailed painting, a portrait miniature.
  • The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
  • An illustration in an illuminated manuscript.
  • A musical composition which is short in duration.
  • Sacha composed a miniature for strings as a final project at the conservatory.
  • (gaming) A token in a game representing a unit or character.
  • Jack had dozens of miniatures of Napoleonic footsoldiers painted in detailed period regalia for his wargames.
  • Lettering in red; rubric distinction.
  • A particular feature or trait.
  • (Massinger)

    Derived terms

    * miniaturist

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Smaller than normal.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-06, author= Alok Jha
  • , volume=189, issue=13, page=39, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Miniature brains grown in lab , passage=Scientists have grown miniature human brains in test tubes, creating a "tool" that will allow them to watch how the organs develop in the womb and, they hope, increase their understanding of neurological and mental problems. ¶ Just a few millimetres across, the "cerebral organoids" are built up of layers of brain cells with defined regions that resemble those seen in immature, embryonic brains.}}

    Derived terms

    * miniature poodle * miniaturism

    Verb

    (miniatur)
  • To make smaller than normal; to reproduce in miniature.
  • ----

    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