adumbration

Definitions of adumbration
  1. noun
    the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    synonyms: foreshadowing, prefiguration
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    type of:
    anticipation, prediction, prevision
    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
  2. noun
    a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
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    type of:
    representation
    a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
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