figural
adjective Date: 15th century 1. figurative 2a 2. of, relating to, or consisting of human or animal figures <
a figural composition
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  • Figural — Fig ur*al, a. [From {Figure}.] 1. Represented by figure or delineation; consisting of figures; as, figural ornaments. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Figurate. See {Figurate}. [1913 Webster] {Figural numbers}. See {Figurate numbers},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • figural — figurál adj. m., pl. figuráli; f. sg. figurálă, pl. figurále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  FIGURÁL, Ă adj. 1. (despre sensul unui cuvânt) figurat, alegoric. 2. (ornamental) cu figuri. (< it …   Dicționar Român

  • figural — figural. (Del lat. figurālis). adj. p. us. Perteneciente o relativo a la figura …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • figural — figural, ale, aux [figyʀal, o] adj. ÉTYM. XXe; de figure. ❖ ♦ Didact. Propre à la figuration, à la représentation par des figures ressemblantes. || Procédés figuraux. ⇒ Iconique, iconologique. || Représentation figurale en peinture (opposé à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • figural — adj. 2 g. Que serve de figura ou de tipo; simbólico …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • figural — (Del lat. figurālis). adj. p. us. Perteneciente o relativo a la figura …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • figural — [fig′yoor əl, fig′yərəl] adj. of or made up of human or animal figures, as a painting; representational …   English World dictionary

  • figural — Figurate Fig ur*ate, a. [L. figuratus, p. p. of figurare. See {Figure}.] 1. Of a definite form or figure. [1913 Webster] Plants are all figurate and determinate, which inanimate bodies are not. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Figurative; metaphorical.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • figural — figurally, adv. /fig yeuhr euhl/, adj. consisting of figures, esp. human or animal figures: the figural representations contained in ancient wall paintings. [1400 50; late ME < LL figuralis, equiv. to L figura FIGURE + alis AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • figural — adjective /ˈfɪɡ(j)ʊɹəl/ a) Representing by means of a figure; emblematic. The counterparts, in the Christian era, to the figural anticipation of Christ in the Old Testament were the deliverer monarchs and leaders of later times [...]. b)… …   Wiktionary

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