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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·um·bra·tion n.
 1. The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.
 2. A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or representation of a thing.
    Elegant adumbrations of sacred truth.   --Bp. Horsley.
 3. Her. The shadow or outlines of a figure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of providing vague advance indications; representing
           beforehand [syn: prefiguration, foreshadowing]
      2: a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation