Definitions for figurativeness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fig•ur•a•tiveˈfɪg yər ə tɪv(adj.)
of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, esp. a metaphor; metaphorical; not literal.
characterized by or abounding in figures of speech.
representing by means of a figure or likeness, as in drawing or sculpture.
representing by a figure or emblem; emblematic.
Origin of figurative:
1350–1400; ME (< MF) < LL
The property of being figurative.
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