1. the act of shaping into a particular figure.
  2. the resulting figure or shape: emblematic figurations of the sun and the moon.
  3. the act of representing figuratively.
  4. a figurative representation: allegorical figurations.
  5. the act of marking or adorning with a design.
  6. Music.
    1. the employment of passing notes or other embellishments.
    2. the figuring of a bass part.


  1. music
    1. the employment of characteristic patterns of notes, esp in variations on a theme
    2. decoration or florid ornamentation in general
  2. the act or an instance of representing figuratively, as by means of allegory or emblem
  3. a figurative or emblematic representation
  4. the act of decorating with a design

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