What is another word for prefiguration?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪfˌɪɡjʊɹˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Prefiguration, meaning the foreshadowing or prediction of future events, can be expressed using a wide range of synonyms. Some suitable options include harbinger, foretoken, omen, augury, sign, signal, indication, portent, prophecy, prediction, forecast, preview, anticipation, and forecast. These words all convey a sense of predicting or hinting at something to come, whether it be an event, a feeling, or a future state. Each of these synonyms can be used in different contexts to convey a similar meaning as prefiguration, depending on the writer's intended tone and style.

What are the hypernyms for Prefiguration?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Prefiguration?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for prefiguration (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for prefiguration?

The antonyms for the word "prefiguration" include inconsistency, incongruity, variance, and deviation. Inconsistency refers to the lack of harmony or agreement between two things. Incongruity means the mismatch or incompatibility between two or more objects, concepts, or ideas. Variance signifies the difference or deviation from an established norm or standard. Deviation refers to the diversion or departure from a recognized course or pattern. These antonyms are in contrast to the meaning of prefiguration, which is the indication or preview of something that will happen in the future. Understanding the antonyms of prefiguration can help readers comprehend the different shades of meaning within a text.

What are the antonyms for Prefiguration?

Usage examples for Prefiguration

It tells us emphatically that "this right worthy art was invented first of all in Germany, at Mainz, on the Rhine"; and again, that "the first inventor of printing was a Burgher at Mainz named Junker Johann 'Gudenburch'"; but between these two unqualified statements is sandwiched a reference to a prefiguration which took shape in Holland in Donatuses, printed there before the Mainz presses were at work, and much less masterly and subtle than the books which they produced.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard
By the way, this writer, like ourselves, reads in this juvenile adventure a prefiguration of Pope's satirical destiny.
"Biographical Essays"
Thomas de Quincey
This image is in remarkable accordance with the origin of the race, and with the prefiguration of Christ in Adam.
"Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom"
T. W. Allies

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