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(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal

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consisting of or forming human or animal figures

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Specifically, the glosses of formally identical noun--verb pairs are studied for a figurative extension of meaning from the base to the derived term.
If figurative language is one of the most "useful" communication tools, as Jensen (1988) suggests, then it may be found that a master teacher would employ the technique more readily than a novice teacher, and the recognition of its effectiveness would be more highly regarded.
While financial reporters and political economists fall prey to the psychological, novelists analyze the financial through their use of figurative language and literary form to reveal its ironies, ambiguities, and antagonisms.
Kingsley was a freelance curator, author, and art critic based in New York City when she moved to Michigan State University's Kresge Museum of Art in 1999, where over the years she led the development of a deep collection of American Figurative Expressionists--those artists who re-introduced figurative and narrative aspects into abstract work.
As part of the annotation process we identified figurative language including metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia and personification.
The College and Career Ready Standards of the CCSS articulate a range of expectations regarding what students should be able to do with regards to academic vocabulary: (1) Interpret technical, connotative, and figurative meanings of words and phrases; (2) Analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone; (3) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting reference materials; (4) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings; (5) Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; and (7) Demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term.
Now and then, I just love to make some figurative works.
Walking through the exhibition was a great guttural experience, full of hypnotizing voices and captivating secrets that emanated from the crowd of figurative sculptures.
So the scale of things came to be consequential in addressing pieces that loosely aligned themselves in to two distinct bodies of work: figurative ceramic sculptures and a series of pieces seemingly inspired by the landscape of Southern California.
Rembrandt and Monet's use of tone and colour to create impact influence her own work and her figurative paintings are on show at the The Lock Gallery at Coventry Canal Basin.
Figurative art has evolved through centuries of rich tradition and experimentation.
1 : following the ordinary or usual meaning of the words <I'm using the word in its literal, not figurative, sense.
It's not surprising, then, that Najd, in addition to her figurative work, makes abstract paintings that contain, she says, her most personal expressions and reflections on the world.
Set on three floors, the first celebrates the work of Britain's Queen of Op Art Bridget Riley, the second figurative work and the third abstract art, although even within those confines there is a little muddling of genres.