adj. foreshadowing; symbolizing; indicative

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  • adumbrative — adumbratively, adv. /a dum breuh tiv, ad euhm bray tiv/, adj. foreshadowing; sketchy; faintly indicative. [1830 40; ADUMBRATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • adumbrative — adjective Of or pertaining to adumbration …   Wiktionary

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  • adumbrative — /əˈdʌmbrətɪv/ (say uh dumbruhtiv) adjective shadowing forth; indicative. –adumbratively, adverb …  

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  • representative — rep·re·sen·ta·tive 1 adj 1: serving to represent 2 a: standing or acting for another esp. through delegated authority an agent acting in a representative capacity b: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the people are represented… …   Law dictionary

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