Definition of Figural

1. Adjective. Consisting of or forming human or animal figures. "The figurative art of the humanistic tradition"

Exact synonyms: Figurative
Similar to: Representational



Definition of Figural

1. a. Represented by figure or delineation; consisting of figures; as, figural ornaments.

Definition of Figural

1. Adjective. Representing by means of a figure; emblematic. ¹

2. Adjective. Figurative, not literal. ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics obsolete) Of numbers, describing a geometrical figure. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining to a figure, shape. ¹

5. Adjective. (rare) Pertaining to (human) figures. ¹

6. Adjective. (music) Figurate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Figural

1. consisting of human or animal form [adj]

Figural Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Figural

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figlu test
figment
figments
figo
figos
figpecker
figs
figulate
figuline
figulines
figurabilities
figurability
figurable
figural (current term)
figural aftereffect
figural blindness
figurally
figurant
figurante
figurantes
figurants
figurate
figurate number
figurate numbers
figurated
figurately
figuration
figurations

Literary usage of Figural

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Material Used in Musical Composition: A System of Harmony Designed by Percy Goetschius (1913)
"figural MOTIVES WITH SUPPLEMENTARY TONES. 463. a. Upon this same principle figural motives may be made, in which certain intervals are furnished with one or ..."

2. The Potters' Quarter: The Pottery by Agnes Newhall Stillwell, Jack Leonard Benson (1984)
"After this definition of linear vases, it is still incumbent on me to define my concept of the opposite—vases with figural decoration—especially since ..."

3. The Philosophy of Kant Explained by John Watson (1908)
"The figural synthesis, in other words, is the process by which the elements of sense are combined in relation to time. Naturally there are various forms of ..."

4. European Schools: Or, What I Saw in the Schools of Germany, France, Austria by Louis Richard Klemm (1897)
"V. figural drawing and painting. VI. Ornamental modeling in clay and wax. ... Ornamental and figural wood-carving. IX. Etching, embossing, and raising in ..."

5. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"apex survive, and the sockets were cut to receive tenons of floral, not figural ... instances of architectural, figural sculpture in the temple at Bassai. ..."

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