unfigured

unfigured

(ʌnˈfɪɡəd)
adj
1. (Mathematics) not numbered
2. (Rhetoric) rhetoric not expressed in figurative speech
3. (Logic) logic (of a syllogism) not belonging to a typical figure
4. (Art Terms) art not including human figures
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The term "partimento" is generally understood to refer to a figured or unfigured musical exercise intended to be realized at the keyboard, written on a single staff using predominately the bass clef, but also commonly changing clefs.
(8) The book contains 71 tunes in the order that they appear in TTM, set with active but simple unfigured bass lines.
Daniel Giraud Elliot (The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the
The conchological illustrations, or coloured figures of all the hitherto unfigured recent shells.
What was required-adding to a given melody, a bass, figured or unfigured? And in what musical style-a hymn or chorale, 'real' music or 'examinese'?
"Prospectus" for John Gould's A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-1833." Archives of Natural History 15.1 (1988): 89-91.
In the first Surrealist Manifesto, Andre Breton wrote that "memory alone arrogates to itself the right to excerpt from dreams, to ignore the transitions, and to depict for us rather a series of dreams than the dream itself." (1) This excerpting reflects a compulsive selectivity that paradoxically cuts out a series of imaginary constructions from an unfigured dream.
1902.- Rhopalocera Exotica being illustrations of New, Rare and unfigured Species: Erycinidae, 3: 1-9, pl.
Consider how the interplay of representation and metaphor in "Mont Blanc" is energized by the anagrammatical smashup of the river running through landscape and poem, the Arve--the river that "raves" in its "ravine," that rushes beneath the veil of its "voiced vale." The play between the Arve's destructive power, Mont Blanc's still and solemn power and the "adverting mind," a further redisposition of the Arve which adverts through the voice, shuttle the reader to an ending which might be the white desert of the un-imprinted page ahead, the presence of a unfigured God or, as the poem dreads, mere vacancy Ave atque vale.