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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of providing vague advance markers; An example that foreshadows what is to come.

Usage examples (26)
  • The war was seen later as a prefiguration of World War II.
  • It was the prefiguration, the signpost up ahead that Rome had already fallen.
  • In this scheme the Visconti of Milan are implicitly a prefiguration of Bonaparte.
  • Much like Pentecostalism is for Christianity, Islamism is a way station, a prefiguration of things to come. for more
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