- the act of shaping into a particular figure.
- the resulting figure or shape: emblematic figurations of the sun and the moon.
- the act of representing figuratively.
- a figurative representation: allegorical figurations.
- the act of marking or adorning with a design.
- the employment of passing notes or other embellishments.
- the figuring of a bass part.
Origin of figuration
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Examples from the Web for figuration
The Daily Pic: After years of figuration, the artist goes fearlessly abstract.Jim Dine Makes Some Glorious Messes
March 29, 2013
Of trans-Alpine figuration after 1250 the less said the better.Art
The figuration of the main hatch showed a small square, and there was a companion or hatch-cover abaft the mainmast.
I stared earnestly at the rocky slopes on either hand, but could not have sworn their figuration was changed.
The process which we have just described is the dominant process in Egyptian figuration.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)
- the employment of characteristic patterns of notes, esp in variations on a theme
- decoration or florid ornamentation in general
- the act or an instance of representing figuratively, as by means of allegory or emblem
- a figurative or emblematic representation
- the act of decorating with a design
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