prefiguration

noun
pre·​fig·​u·​ra·​tion | \(ˌ)prē-ˌfi-gyə-ˈrā-shən, -gə-\

Definition of prefiguration 

1 : the act of prefiguring : the state of being prefigured

2 : something that prefigures

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Other Words from prefiguration

prefigurative \ˌprē-​ˈfi-​gyə-​rə-​tiv, -​gə-​ \ adjective

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In other words, the bronze serpent is a prefiguration of Christ’s Crucifixion and the world’s salvation. Jason Farago, New York Times, "From Colonial Mexico, a Towering Vision of Grace," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of prefiguration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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