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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.