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
References in classic literature ?
He was as splendid a brute--an adumbration of the splendid human conquerors and rulers, higher on the ladder of evolution, who have appeared in other times and places.
Nevertheless, as this narrative will show later on, we betrayed glimmering adumbrations of the monogamy that was later to give power to, and make mighty, such tribes as embraced it.
A great king-post, half a hundred feet in length, seasoned by centuries of superstitious care, carven into dynasties of gods, each superimposed, each helmeted, each seated in the open mouth of a crocodile, was slung by ropes, twisted of climbing vegetable parasites, from the apex of a tripod of three great forest trunks, themselves carved into grinning and grotesque adumbrations of man's modern concepts of art and god.
The Eastern Arctic and RCMP Patrols (1922-1939) are also of great interest: the former contains details of annual crew complements and ports of call, while the latter is an adumbration of RCMP investigations and tours.
The trilogy can be profitably read as a vast adumbration of aspects of Ray's later cinema often ignored in monist readings that concentrate on his Chekhovian subtleties.
This earlier adumbration of that anti-Cinderella end to the romance reveals how the narrator splices together both sides of the Jacobus family into a single romance fantasy, braiding the story of the mistreated "mulatto" boy together with the story of the shunned daughter.
He describes this recognition as the faltering adumbration of a truth--one that is sometimes encountered in aesthetic experience, and sometimes more directly in the lives of mystics.
I use that latter verb deliberately, because what Roubaud gives us in this book is not so much a project as an adumbration of a potential project.
Empirical study also entails historically or socio-scientific studies of documentable phenomena, which go hand in hand with adumbration of the field.
The shaping influences on Swinburne's femmes fatales are usually assumed to be French, principally Theophile Gautier, so it is interesting to find an adumbration of the type in a mainstream English novel.
Given Husserl's extensive prior lecturing on the theme as well as its adumbration in Ideas II, we should not, of course, interpret his characterization of societies as "personalities of a higher order" as an uninterrogated leap (Husserl 2004: 12-13).
There are indeed continuities here, though Coffey sometimes seems to overstate Goodwin's adumbration of post-Lockean "rational religion."