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Definitions of figurative:
  • adjective:   (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    Example: "Figurative language"
  • adjective:   consisting of or forming human or animal figures
    Example: "The figurative art of the humanistic tradition- Herbert Read"

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