Definitions for: Adumbration


[n] a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
[n] the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad`um*bra"tion, n. [L. adumbratio.]
1. The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.

2. A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or
representation of a thing.

Elegant adumbrations of sacred truth. --Bp. Horsley.

3. (Her.) The shadow or outlines of a figure.

Synonyms: foreshadowing, prefiguration

See Also: anticipation, prediction, prevision, representation

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