prefigurement

prefigure

[pree-fig-yer]
verb (used with object), prefigured, prefiguring.
1.
to show or represent beforehand by a figure or type; foreshadow.
2.
to picture or represent to oneself beforehand; imagine.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin praefigūrāre. See pre-, figure (v.)

prefigurative [pree-fig-yer-uh-tiv] , adjective
prefiguratively, adverb
prefigurativeness, noun
prefigurement, noun
unprefigured, adjective
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prefigure (priːˈfɪɡə)
 
vb
1.  to represent or suggest in advance
2.  to imagine or consider beforehand
 
pre'figurement
 
n

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