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Definition of the adjective figural

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  1. consisting of or forming human or animal figures

Alternative definition of the adjective figural


  1. Representing by means of a figure; emblematic.
  2. Figurative, not literal.
  3. [mathematics, obsolete] Of numbers, describing a geometrical figure.
  4. [obsolete] Pertaining to a figure, shape.
  5. [rare] Pertaining to (human) figures.
  6. [music] Figurate.

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Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

Fourth Edition by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer

But the rhetorical and the exegetical senses soon merged, particularly in Christian authors who set out to produce texts that could be read in a Christian figural way. Dante, for instance, was both a theorist of the so-called fourfold * exegesis of ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 21: Art and Architecture by Judith H. Bonner, Estill Curtis Pennington

Nash and Louis Rowell, figural sculptor Lorado Zadoc Taft, and realist-figural sculptor Harold Perry Erskine.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 7: South America by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

Complex figural iconography, suchas portrayals ofthe Staff or Gateway God, appears on only a small proportion of Tiwanaku works in architecturalstone, textile, metal,and ceramic media. Although temples and palaces were stuccoed and ...

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Historiska Museet, Stockholm

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Scrabble value of F4I1G2U1R1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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