Definitions of figure:
  • noun:   a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
    Example: "She made the best score on compulsory figures"
  • noun:   a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
    Example: "He made a figure of Santa Claus"
  • noun:   the impression produced by a person
    Example: "He cut a fine figure"
  • noun:   a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  • noun:   a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    Example: "The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
  • noun:   an amount of money expressed numerically
    Example: "A figure of $17 was suggested"
  • noun:   a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  • noun:   the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    Example: "The figure was about a thousand"
  • noun:   a well-known or notable person
    Example: "She is an important figure in modern music"
  • noun:   one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers
  • noun:   a decorative or artistic work
  • noun:   language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  • noun:   alternative names for the body of a human being
  • verb:   be or play a part of or in
    Example: "Elections figure prominently in every government program"
  • verb:   understand
    Example: "He didn't figure her"
  • verb:   judge to be probable
  • verb:   make a mathematical calculation or computation
  • verb:   imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

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