Prefiguration
Prefiguration Pre*fig`u*ra"tion, n. [L. praefiguratio.] The act of prefiguring, or the state of being prefigured. [1913 Webster]

A variety of prophecies and prefigurations. --Norris. [1913 Webster]


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  • préfiguration — [ prefigyrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1485, repris XVIIIe; lat. præfiguratio ♦ Littér. Ce qui présente tous les caractères d un être, d une chose à venir. « n était ce pas déjà, dans sa vie comme une préfiguration de ce qui devait arriver après sa mort »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prefiguration — index caution (warning), caveat, prognosis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prefiguration — late 14c., from L.L. praefigurationem (nom. praefiguratio), c.400, noun of action from praefigurare to prefigure, from L. prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + figurare to form, shape (see FIGURE (Cf. figure)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prefiguration — [prē fig΄yə rā′shən] n. 1. the act of prefiguring 2. something in which something else is prefigured; prototype …   English World dictionary

  • préfiguration — (pré fi gu ra sion) s. f. Action de préfigurer. •   Il [Servet] traita de la préfiguration du Christ dans le Verbe, de la vision de Dieu...., VOLT. Moeurs, 134. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. praefigurationem, de praefigurare, préfigurer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • prefiguration — prefigure ► VERB 1) be an early indication or version of. 2) archaic imagine beforehand. DERIVATIVES prefiguration noun prefigurative adjective prefigurement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • prefiguration — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of prefiguring ; the state of being prefigured 2. something that prefigures • prefigurative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PRÉFIGURATION — n. f. Action de préfigugurer; Ce qui préfigure. Il s’emploie surtout en termes de Théologie …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • prefiguration — /pree fig yeuh ray sheuhn, pree fig /, n. 1. the act of prefiguring. 2. that in which something is prefigured. [1350 1400; ME prefiguracioun < LL praefiguration (s. of praefiguratio), equiv. to praefigurat(us) (ptp. of praefigurare to PREFIGURE)… …   Universalium

  • prefiguration — noun a) a vague advance representation or suggestion of something b) something that prefigures …   Wiktionary

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