Definition of Figure

1. Noun. A diagram or picture illustrating textual material. "The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

Exact synonyms: Fig
Generic synonyms: Illustration

2. Verb. Judge to be probable.
Exact synonyms: Calculate, Count On, Estimate, Forecast, Reckon
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Allow, Take Into Account
Derivative terms: Calculable, Calculation, Estimator, Forecast, Forecaster

3. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

4. Verb. Be or play a part of or in. "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
Exact synonyms: Enter
Generic synonyms: Be

5. Noun. One of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration. "0 and 1 are digits"

6. Verb. Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind. "Did he figure his major works over a short period of time?"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

7. Noun. A model of a bodily form (especially of a person). "He made a figure of Santa Claus"
Specialized synonyms: Dummy, Figurehead, Figurine, Statuette, Marionette, Puppet, Snowman
Generic synonyms: Model, Simulation
Specialized synonyms: Trojan Horse, Wooden Horse

8. Verb. Make a mathematical calculation or computation.

9. Noun. A well-known or notable person. "She is an important figure in modern music"
Exact synonyms: Name, Public Figure
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage

10. Verb. Understand. "He didn't figure her"

11. Noun. A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape.

12. Noun. An amount of money expressed numerically. "A figure of $17 was suggested"
Generic synonyms: Amount, Amount Of Money, Sum, Sum Of Money

13. Noun. The impression produced by a person. "A heroic figure"
Generic synonyms: Effect, Impression

14. Noun. The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals. "The figure was about a thousand"

15. Noun. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.

16. Noun. A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground.
Generic synonyms: Percept, Perception, Perceptual Experience
Antonyms: Ground

17. Noun. A decorative or artistic work. "The coach had a design on the doors"

18. Noun. A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating. "She made the best score on compulsory figures"
Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Play
Specialized synonyms: Figure Eight, Spread Eagle

Definition of Figure

1. n. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.

2. v. t. To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.

3. v. i. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.

Definition of Figure

1. Noun. A drawing or representation conveying information. ¹

2. Noun. A person or thing representing a certain consciousness. ¹

3. Noun. A human figure, which dress or corset must fit to; the shape of human body. ¹

4. Noun. A numeral. ¹

5. Noun. A number. ¹

6. Noun. A shape. ¹

7. Noun. A visible pattern as in wood or cloth. ¹

8. Noun. A dance figure. ¹

9. Noun. A figure of speech. ¹

10. Verb. To solve a mathematical problem. ¹

11. Verb. To come to understand. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) to be reasonable ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) to enter, be a part of ¹

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Definition of Figure

1. to compute [v -URED, -URING, -URES] - See also: compute

Medical Definition of Figure

1. 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. "Flowers have all exquisite figures." (Bacon) 2. The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble. "A coin that bears the figure of an angel." (Shak) 3. A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure. 4. A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surface; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc. 5. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure. "I made some figure there." (Dryden) "Gentlemen of the best figure in the county." (Blackstone) 6. Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show. "That he may live in figure and indulgence." (Law) 7. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc. 8. Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure. "With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest figure." (Thackeray) 9. A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative. "Who is the figure of Him that was to come." (Rom. V. 14) 10. A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement. "To represent the imagination under the figure of a wing." (Macaulay) 11. The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term. 12. Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer. 13. A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses. 14. Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression. A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment. Figures are often written upon the staff in music to denote the kind of measure. They are usually in the form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained in one measure or bar. Thus, 2/4 signifies that the measure contains two quarter notes. The following are the principal figures used for this purpose: 2/2 2/4 2/8 4/2 2/4 4/8 3/2 3/4 3/8 6/4 6/4 6/8 Academy figure, Canceled figures, Lay figure, etc. See Academy, Cancel, Lay, etc. Figure caster, or Figure flinger, an astrologer. This figure caster." Figure flinging, the practice of astrology. Figure painting, a picture of the human figure, or the act or art of depicting the human figure. Figure stone, agalmatolite. Figure weaving, the art or process of weaving figured fabrics. To cut a figure, to make a display. Origin: F, figure, L. Figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See Feign. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Figure

figurate number
figurate numbers
figure (current term)
figure-of-8 abnormality
figure-of-8 bandage
figure-of-8 suture
figure and ground
figure dash
figure dashes
figure eights
figure loom
figure of eight
figure of merit

Literary usage of Figure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"figure 2 shows the result of a similar series with the magnetizing force for curve 1 greater and the operations 2 and 3 of figure 1 omitted. ..."

2. Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society: Further Results from the by Nancy Darcovich, Statistics Canada (1997)
"79 figure 3.11 Literacy practices at work 83 figure 3.12 Literacy ... labour market 84 figure 4.1 Literacy and adult education participation 93 figure 4.2 ..."

3. Understanding Atmospheric Change: A Survey of the Background Science and by Henry Hengeveld (1991)
"Ocean circulation patterns 16 figure 4. Annual global distribution of precipitation 16 ... Major elements affecting the global climate system 17 figure 6. ..."

4. Renewable Energy: Market & Policy Trends in Iea Countries by International Energy Agency (2004)
"Solid Biomass Production 116 figure 17. Biogas Capacity and Electricity Production 117 ... Wind Power Capacity and Electricity Production 778 figure 13. ..."

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