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The term figuration stands for:

  • in everyday language a combination of characters or figures
  • Figuration (sociology) , social gathering of individuals in specific constellations, a term coined by Norbert Elias
  • Figuration (music) , playing around a melody in small note values
  • Figuration (literary studies) , gestalt evaluation of the poet's word by the actor, introduced in 1938 by Erich Auerbach
  • Representation of real objects in the fine arts, see figurative art
  • New figuration , collective term for figurative painting after the Second World War

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