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Meaning of ADUMBRATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
  2. [n]  the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
 

ADUMBRATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: foreshadowing, prefiguration
 
 See Also: anticipation, prediction, prevision, representation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad`um*bra"tion\, n. [L. adumbratio.]
1. The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.

2. A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or
   representation of a thing.

         Elegant adumbrations of sacred truth. --Bp. Horsley.

3. (Her.) The shadow or outlines of a figure.

 

 

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