- Adumbration Ad`um*bra"tion, n. [L. adumbratio.]
1. The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.
Elegant adumbrations of sacred truth. --Bp. Horsley. [1913 Webster]
3. (Her.) The shadow or outlines of a figure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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 … Law dictionary
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… … Etymology dictionary
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,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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 … Wiktionary
adumbration — adumbrate ► VERB formal 1) give a faint or general idea of. 2) foreshadow. DERIVATIVES adumbration noun. ORIGIN Latin adumbrare shade, overshadow … English terms dictionary
adumbration — noun see adumbrate … New Collegiate Dictionary
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Adumbration — Her. A figure shown in outline or in shadow … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
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 … Medical dictionary
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