noun see figurative

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • figurativeness — noun The property of being figurative …   Wiktionary

  • figurativeness — n. quality of being figurative, quality of being metaphorical or symbolic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • figurativeness — fig·u·ra·tive·ness …   English syllables

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  • figurative — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. representing by a figure or resemblance ; emblematic b. of or relating to representation of form or figure in art < figurative sculpture > 2. a. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another with which …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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