Definition of figuration 1 : form, outline 2 : the act or process of creating or providing a figure 3 : an act or instance of representation in figures and shapes cubism was explained as a synthesis of colored figurations of objects — Janet FlannerWhat is the root word of figurative?
Middle English figuracioun, borrowed from Latin figūrātiōn-, figūrātiō "process of forming, shape, representation," from figūrāre "to shape, make a likeness of, represent" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at figure entry 2 “Figuration.”What is the difference between representation andfiguration?
figuration - representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory. representation - an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent. symbolising, symbolizing - the act of representing something with a symbol.