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