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figurative

1. representing by means of an emblem, likeness, figure, etc.
2. (in painting, sculpture, etc.) of, relating to, or characterized by the naturalistic representation of the external world
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Figurativeness integrates the images and scenes possessed in senses, perception, imagination and recollections.
When words are presented separately, the high figurativeness and the direct perception of concrete concepts mean that it is easy for sensory and motor systems to be activated in the brain; the processing advantages of sensory-motor information on concrete concepts also facilitate the processing of concrete concepts, thereby producing the concreteness effect, which is consistent with the findings reported in existing research (Dalla Volta et al.
Contemporary art in Tunisia seems to face a period of inertia, predominated by a painterly two-dimensionality, where a debatable neo-expressionism and a predilection for rotund figurativeness prevail.
One can still tell the provenance of Par-menides' fragments: the hexameter form still testifies to the proximity of universal figurativeness and song.
The Conventional Figurative Language Theory has to explain how the characteristics of figurativeness (above all, the image component) influence semantic and pragmatic specifics of CFUs [conventional figurative units]
33) Bishop's self-assigned task was to get through that figurativeness in order to locate herself in her own self and in the world.
In this sense, the overt joy (or even lust) of telling and the concomitant figurativeness can be seen as the protagonist's disengagement from the excruciating gravity of the world in which he lives, as his escape into a parallel universe.
which not only do not reveal any shade of humour, but have completely worn out any figurativeness of their vehicles, coming to function just as hyperboles meaning 'very'.
Indeed, one might wonder if this level of figurativeness is necessary.
Due to this speaker-bound figurativeness and "connotability," the number of its possible readings (motivated by Level 4 semes) is very high, which results in an extreme scattering of the readings proposed, enabling one central reading (motivated by a Level 3 seme) to take an absolutely dominant position.
As a writer, I like words and their amazing capacity for clarity and precision as well as floridity and figurativeness.