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Figurative

Fig´ur`a`tive
a.1.Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative.
2.Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; - applied to words and expressions.
3.Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description.
4.Relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2.
Figurative counterpoint
See under Figurate.
Adj.1.figurative - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
Synonyms: nonliteral
Antonyms:
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
2.figurative - consisting of or forming human or animal figures; "a figural design"; "the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read
Synonyms: figural
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