Definition of prefiguration in US English:

prefiguration

noun

  • See prefigure

    • ‘One could view such Pentecostal sectarian movements as prefigurations of contemporary developments.’
    • ‘The ‘cumulative effect’ Carter speaks of is prefiguration.’
    • ‘Cooper's idea was for ‘a powerful beast from a lost world… giving a hint, a prefiguration of the dawn of man.‘’
    • ‘The Christian perception of time was based on prefiguration: all of life was just counting down to the Day of Judgement.’

Pronunciation

prefiguration

/prēˌfiɡyəˈrāSH(ə)n//priˌfɪɡjəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/