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prefigure

[ pree-fig-yer ]
/ pri藞f瑟g y蓹r /
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verb (used with object), pre路fig路ured, pre路fig路ur路ing.
to show or represent beforehand by a figure or type; foreshadow.
to picture or represent to oneself beforehand; imagine.
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Origin of prefigure

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Late Latin praefig奴r膩re.See pre-, figure (v.)

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British Dictionary definitions for prefigure

prefigure
/ (pri藧藞f瑟伞蓹) /

verb (tr)
to represent or suggest in advance
to imagine or consider beforehand

Derived forms of prefigure

prefigurement, noun
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