figural

adjective fig·ur·al \ ˈfi-g(y)ə-rəl \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of figural

1 : figurative 2a
2 : of, relating to, or consisting of human or animal figures
  • a figural composition

Examples of figural in a Sentence

  1. “a candidate running for office” is just a figural expression

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Origin and Etymology of figural

Middle English, borrowed from Late Latin figūrālis "of a figure, symbolic," from Latin figūra "form, shape, 1figure" + -ālis 1-al

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