adumbration


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ad·um·brate

 (ăd′əm-brāt′, ə-dŭm′-)
tr.v. ad·um·brat·ed, ad·um·brat·ing, ad·um·brates
1. To give a sketchy outline of.
2. To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow.
3. To disclose partially or guardedly.
4. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.

[Latin adumbrāre, adumbrāt-, to represent in outline : ad-, ad- + umbra, shadow.]

ad′um·bra′tion n.
ad·um′bra·tive (ə-dŭm′brə-tĭv) adj.
ad·um′bra·tive·ly adv.

adumbration

a sketchy representation of something.
See also: Representation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adumbration - the act of providing vague advance indicationsadumbration - the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
2.adumbration - a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
Translations

adumbration

[ˌædʌmˈbreɪʃən] N (frm) → bosquejo m; (= foreshadowing) → presagio m, anuncio m

adumbration

n (liter)
(of theory)Umriss m
(of event)Ankündigung f, → Anzeichen nt
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