embodiment-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: something which exemplifies an attribute or state

Commentary: EMBODIMENT[+relation][+role][+exemplifier][+of_characteristic]

Betty is the embodiment of vitality.
A career in Hollywood is the embodiment of his dreams.
Sally thought Mary's dinner party was the embodiment of sophistication.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a concrete form that visually represents an abstraction

Commentary: EMBODIMENT[+entity][+form][+concrete][+symbolic][+representative][-visual_abstraction]

In these early societies, the round wooden totems were the embodiment of fertility.
The circle motif in this jewelry is the embodiment of the concept of life.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: act of giving concrete form to an abstraction

Commentary: EMBODIMENT[+activity][+creation][+concretizing][-visual_abstraction]

It was in New York that his aspirations finally seemed capable of emodiment.
The mime artist's embodiment of sorrow and then happiness was very convincing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3