verb (used with object), prefigured, prefiguring.
to show or represent beforehand by a figure or type; foreshadow.
to picture or represent to oneself beforehand; imagine.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English Related forms
< Late Latin praefigūrāre.
prefigurative /priˈfɪgyərətɪv/ [pree-fig-yer-uh-tiv] Show IPA , adjective