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typify


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Typify  \Typ"i*fy\,  v.  t. 
  To  embody  the  essential  or  salient  characteristics  of  to  be 
  the  type  of  as  the  genus  {Rosa}  typifies  the  family 
  {Rosace[ae]},  which  in  turn  typifies  the  series  {Rosales}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Typify  \Typ"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Typified};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Typifying}.]  [Type  +  -fy.] 
  To  represent  by  an  image,  form  model,  or  resemblance. 
 
  Our  Savior  was  typified,  indeed,  by  the  goat  that  was 
  slain,  and  the  scapegoat  in  the  wilderness.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  typify 
  v  1:  be  typical  of  [syn:  {epitomize}] 
  2:  be  characteristic  of:  "This  compositional  style  is 
  exemplified  by  this  fugue"  [syn:  {exemplify},  {represent}] 




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