verb (used with object), ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing.
Origin of adumbrate
Examples from the Web for adumbration
But Sanjay seems today like an adumbration, rather than the acme, of authoritarian possibilities in India.
However, the soul evidently gave a form to this adumbration from the very beginning of things.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
There is no explanation, for instance, in calling beauty an adumbration of divine attributes.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
Men never move to the adumbration of general right until the conquest of political rights has been proved inadequate.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski
We get thus far in the adumbration of Essentia that it is the subject of all predicates, but never itself a predicate.Aristotle|George Grote
Newman was the true priest, and Froude recognized his genius and that his soul was "an adumbration of the Divine."
Word Origin for adumbrate
1530s, from Latin adumbrationem (nominative adumbratio) "a sketch in shadow, sketch, outline," noun of action from past participle stem of adumbrare "to cast a shadow, overshadow, represent (a thing) in outline," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + umbrare "to cast in shadow," from PIE *andho- "blind, dark" (see umbrage).
"to outline, to sketch," 1580s, from Latin adumbratus "sketched, shadowed in outline," past participle of adumbrare "to represent (a thing) in outline" (see adumbration). Meaning "to overshadow" is 1660s. Related: Adumbrated; adumbrating.