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figurate

adjective
  1. music exhibiting or produced by figuration; florid or decorative
  2. having a definite or particular shape or figure
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Derived Formsfigurately, adverb

Word Origin

C15: from Latin figūrāre to shape
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Historical Examples

  • The number of a rationall figure, is called a Figurate number: And the numbers of which it is made, the Sides of the figurate.

    The Way To Geometry

    Peter Ramus