figuration

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noun fig·u·ra·tion \ˌfi-g(y)ə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of figuration

  1. 1 :  form, outline

  2. 2 :  the act or process of creating or providing a figure

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of representation in figures and shapes <cubism was explained as a synthesis of colored figurations of objects — Janet Flanner>

  4. 4 :  ornamentation of a musical passage by using decorative and usually repetitive figures

14th Century

First Known Use of figuration

14th century


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