- the employment of passing notes or other embellishments.
- the figuring of a bass part.
Examples from the Web for figuration
The Daily Pic: After years of figuration, the artist goes fearlessly abstract.
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.
Of trans-Alpine figuration after 1250 the less said the better.Art|Clive Bell
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
British Dictionary definitions for figuration
- the employment of characteristic patterns of notes, esp in variations on a theme
- decoration or florid ornamentation in general