Meaning of figuration

fig•u•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (fig"yu-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of shaping into a particular figure.
  2. the resulting figure or shape: emblematic figurations of the sun and the moon.
  3. the act of representing figuratively.
  4. a figurative representation: allegorical figurations.
  5. the act of marking or adorning with a design.
    1. the employment of passing notes or other embellishments.
    2. the figuring of a bass part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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