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figural

[fig-yer-uh l]
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adjective
  1. consisting of figures, especially human or animal figures: the figural representations contained in ancient wall paintings.

Origin of figural

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin figūrālis, equivalent to Latin figūra figure + -ālis -al1
Related formsfig·ur·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for figural

Historical Examples

  • It shows us a slightly higher stage of the art of figural representation, as well as of conventional design.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, May 1899

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British Dictionary definitions for figural

figural

adjective
  1. composed of or relating to human or animal figures
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