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fĭgūrātĭo , ōnis, f. figuro (post-Aug.).
I. A forming, fashioning; shape, form, figure: “nervi hic teretes, illic lati, ut in uno quoque poscit figuratio,Plin. 11, 37, 88, § 217: “zona duodecim signis conformata exprimit depictam a natura figurationem,Vitr. 9, 4: “Apollinis,App. Dogm. Plat. 1.—
II. Trop.
A. Imagination, fancy: “si spei figuratione tardius cadit,Quint. Decl. 12, 27; “vanae,id. ib. 6, 4.—
B. Form of a word: “(diurnare) ex ea figuratione est, qua dicimus perennare,Gell. 17, 2, 16.—
C. Figurative mode of speaking: “quisquam illorum his figurationibus uteretur, quae Graeci schemata vocant?Fronto, Ep. ad Anton. 1, 2; Lact. 1, 11, 24; 30.
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