adumbration definition

  • noun:
    • Shading.
    • A faint sketch; an outline, a brief representation.
    • A rough or symbolic representation of one thing.
    • The shadow or outline of a figure.
    • A vague indication of what's to come.
    • The work of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.
    • A faint design; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or representation of anything.
    • The shadow or outlines of a figure.
    • The act of adumbrating or making a shadow or light similarity.
    • Figuratively, a faint design; an imperfect representation; something which recommends by similarity, or shadows forth; a foreshadowing.
    • In heraldry, the shadow only of a figure, outlined, and painted of a color darker versus field.
    • the act of providing vague advance indications; representing in advance
    • a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation

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