non·​fig·​u·​ra·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈfi-gyə-rə-tiv How to pronounce nonfigurative (audio) , -ˈfi-gə- \

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the gallery owner is resigned to the fact that nonfigurative works generally do not appeal to tourists
Recent Examples on the Web Although the caves contain a mix of figurative and nonfigurative images, the researchers focused their efforts on the latter variety. Kate Wong, Scientific American, "Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch the Case for Neandertal Symbolism," 23 Feb. 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfigurative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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