
Definition of Figurate
1. a. Of a definite form or figure.
Definition of Figurate
1. Adjective. Forming a figure. ¹
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Definition of Figurate
1. having a definite shape [adj]
Medical Definition of Figurate
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1. Of a definite form or figure. "Plants are all figurate and determinate, which inanimate bodies are not." (Bacon)
2. Figurative; metaphorical.
3. Florid; figurative; involving passing discords by the freer melodic movement of one or more parts or voices in the harmony; as, figurate counterpoint or descant. Figurate counterpoint or descant, that which is not simple, or in which the parts do not move together tone for tone, but in which freer movement of one or more parts mingles passing discords with the harmony; called also figural, figurative, and figured counterpoint or descant (although the term figured is more commonly applied to a bass with numerals written above or below to indicate the other notes of the harmony).
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Literary usage of Figurate
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1. A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated ... To which by Thomas Simpson (1821)
"Of figurate Numbers, their Sums, and the Sums of their Reciprocals, ...
figurate numbers of the 2d order figurate numbers of the 3d order figurate numbers ..."
2. A Treatise on Algebra, in Practice and Theory, with Notes and Illustrations by John Bonnycastle (1813)
"THE whole theory of figurate numbers, as has been observed in the note to
article (E), Part i, is founded upon the following proposition, ..."
3. Arithmetic, Practically Applied, for Advanced Pupils, and for Private by Horace Mann, Pliny Earle Chase (1857)
"figurate NUMBERS. figurate, or polygonal numbers, are formed by adding the
successive terms of an arithmetical series. Thus, if we add the successive terms ..."
4. Prolegomena to the Study of Hegel's Philosophy and Especially of His Logic by William Wallace (1894)
"figurate OR REPRESENTATIVE THOUGHT. THE compensating dialectic whereby reason,
under the guise of imagination, overthrows the narrowness of popular ..."
5. Catalogue of the Library of the Institution of Civil Engineers by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy, Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain). Library (1866)
"NICHOLSON, P. Analytical and arithmetical essays; consisting of continued fractions,
factorials and figurate numbers, extraction of roots, application of ..."