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.
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How to use figuration in a sentence
Decoded neurofeedback in this novel is really a kind of figuration, a metaphor for storytelling.Richard Powers on His Latest Book, Bewilderment—And Why Children Are the Ones to Call Out Climate Change Evasion | Elijah Wolfson | September 23, 2021 | Time
The Daily Pic: After years of figuration, the artist goes fearlessly abstract.
About this central figuration extends infinitely a supporting background in a vague whole, undefined and undiscriminated.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey
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) | Georges Perrot
Over a rolling figuration is a melody first for horn, then oboe, the Meditation motive.Franz Liszt | James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for figuration
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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