adumbration

  • 1 Adumbration — Ad um*bra tion, n. [L. adumbratio.] 1. The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth. [1913 Webster] 2. A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or representation of a thing. [1913 Webster] Elegant adumbrations of sacred truth. Bp. Horsley …

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  • 2 adumbration — I noun blurry image, darkening, dim representation, dimming, faint resemblance, imperfect portrayal, obfuscation, obscuration, uncertainty, vague outline II index hint, obscuration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 adumbration — (n.) 1530s, from L. adumbrationem (nom. adumbratio) a sketch in shadow, sketch, outline, noun of action from pp. stem of adumbrare to cast a shadow, overshadow, represent (a thing) in outline, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + umbrare to cast in… …

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  • 4 adumbration — shadow, umbra, penumbra, *shade, umbrage Analogous words: *symbol, type, emblem: *sign, token, symptom, note: hint, suggestion, intimation (see corresponding verbs at SUGGEST) Antonyms: revelation Contrasted words: disclosure, revealing,… …

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  • 5 adumbration — noun /adʌmˈbɹeɪʃ(ə)n/ a) A faint sketch; an outline, a brief representation. The merest adumbration of an apology on Baron Veens part would clinch the matter with a token of gracious finality. b) A rough or symbolic representation of something …

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  • 6 adumbration — adumbrate ► VERB formal 1) give a faint or general idea of. 2) foreshadow. DERIVATIVES adumbration noun. ORIGIN Latin adumbrare shade, overshadow …

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  • 7 adumbration — noun see adumbrate …

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  • 8 adumbration — See adumbrate. * * * …

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  • 9 Adumbration — Her. A figure shown in outline or in shadow …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 10 adumbration — ad·um·bra·tion (ad″əm braґshən) 1. an inherent property of the focal spot which causes the production of double images. 2. in radiology, the giving forth of a shadow …

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  • 11 Adumbration — Skitse …

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  • 12 Adumbration — Ad|um|bra|ti|on* die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. adumbratio zu adumbrare, vgl. ↑adumbrieren> (veraltet) kurzer Abriss, Entwurf …

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  • 13 adumbration — ad·um·bra·tion || ‚ædÊŒm breɪʃn n. sketch, outline; foreshadowing …

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  • 14 adumbration — n. 1. Shadowing forth, faint sketch, faint representation, indistinct image, shadowy outline, dim approximation. 2. Type, image, shadow, symbol, premonition, dark prophecy, foreshadowing, prefiguring, presage, prototype, mystery …

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  • 15 adumbration — n 1. silhouette, sketch, rough sketch, outline, delineation; draft, diagram, chart; approximation, resemblance, semblance, ghost, trace; representation, portrayal, picture, image; description, explanation. 2. foreshadower, prefigurement, forecast …

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  • 16 adumbration — ad·um·bra·tion …

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  • 17 adumbration — noun 1. the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand • Syn: ↑prefiguration, ↑foreshadowing • Derivationally related forms: ↑foreshadow (for: ↑foreshadowing), ↑prefigure ( …

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  • 18 evil adumbration — index premonition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19 adumbrate — adumbration, n. /a dum brayt, ad euhm brayt /, v.t., adumbrated, adumbrating. 1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch. 2. to foreshadow; prefigure. 3. to darken or conceal partially; overshadow. [1575 85; < L… …

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  • 20 shade — n 1 Shade, shadow, umbrage, umbra, penumbra, adumbration can mean the comparative darkness caused by something which intercepts rays of light. Shade carries no implication of a darkness that has a particular form or definite limit but the term… …

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