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prefiguration

[pree-fig-yuh-rey-shuh n, pree-fig-] /priˌfɪg yəˈreɪ ʃən, ˌpri fɪg-/
noun
1.
the act of prefiguring.
2.
that in which something is prefigured.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English prefiguracioun < Late Latin praefigūrātiōn- (stem of praefigūrātiō), equivalent to praefigūrāt(us) (past participle of praefigūrāre to prefigure) + -iōn- -ion
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prefiguration

n.

late 14c., from Late Latin praefigurationem (nominative praefiguratio), noun of action from past participle stem of praefigurare "to prefigure" (see prefigure).

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