Definition of Prefiguration

1. Noun. An example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come.

Generic synonyms: Example, Model
Derivative terms: Prefigure



2. Noun. The act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand.
Exact synonyms: Adumbration, Foreshadowing
Generic synonyms: Anticipation, Prediction, Prevision
Derivative terms: Foreshadow, Prefigure

Definition of Prefiguration

1. n. The act of prefiguring, or the state of being prefigured.

Definition of Prefiguration

1. Noun. A vague advance representation or suggestion of something. ¹

2. Noun. Something that prefigures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prefiguration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prefiguration

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Literary usage of Prefiguration

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1. Self-formation; Or, The History of an Individual Mind: Intended as a Guide by Capel Lofft (1846)
"... for what remains, fen fais grace, — let the reader supply it. Last is the discipline of the beginner, — the practice of forethought, — the prefiguration ..."

2. Sabbath evening readings on the New Testament by John Cumming (1861)
"Aaron became the Jew under the Levitical economy, where all was prefiguration, hieroglyph, shadow, such a High Priest as Jesus alone becometh us, ..."

3. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1905)
"While yet this offering was not, the hope of it was kept alive by the prefiguration of it in theirs. And after it is past, the memory of it is still kept ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1762)
"... and prefiguration of things to come. " From hence it will follow, (continues Mr. Farmer,} that if the Temptation of Chrift was a divine ..."

5. The English Review (1852)
"Their whole virtue consisted in the prefiguration. ... To them it was, Do this in prefiguration of me ; to us it is, Do this in commemoration of me. ..."

6. The Invention of Printing: A Collection of Facts and Opinions Descriptive of by Theodore Low De Vinne (1878)
"These books, described by him as the prefiguration of typography, have been destroyed. There is no known copy of the Donatus, neither typographic nor ..."

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