Pronunciation: (fig"yu-rā'shun),[key] —n. 1. the act of shaping into a particular figure.
2. the resulting figure or shape: emblematic figurations of the sun and the moon. 3. the act of representing figuratively.
4. a figurative representation: allegorical figurations. 5. the act of marking or adorning with a design.
6. Music. a. the employment of passing notes or other embellishments.
b. the figuring of a bass part.