prefiguration

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pre·fig·u·ra·tion

 (prē-fĭg′yə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of representing, suggesting, or imagining in advance.
2. Something that prefigures; a foreshadowing.

prefiguration

(ˌpriːfɪɡəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act of prefiguring
2. something that prefigures, such as a prototype
preˈfigurative adj
preˈfiguratively adv
preˈfigurativeness n

pre•fig•u•ra•tion

(priˌfɪg yəˈreɪ ʃən, ˌpri fɪg-)

n.
1. the act of prefiguring.
2. that in which something is prefigured.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prefiguration - an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
2.prefiguration - the act of providing vague advance indicationsprefiguration - the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
Translations
PräfigurationPrototyp

prefiguration

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