Definition of Figure
1. Noun. A diagram or picture illustrating textual material. "The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
2. Verb. Judge to be probable.
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"
Group relationships: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul, Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Generic synonyms: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Specialized synonyms: Person, Juvenile Body, Adult Body, Male Body, Female Body
Derivative terms: Anatomic, Anatomical, Anatomist
4. Verb. Be or play a part of or in. "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
5. Noun. One of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration. "0 and 1 are digits"
Generic synonyms: Integer, Whole Number
Specialized synonyms: Binary Digit, Octal Digit, Decimal Digit, Duodecimal Digit, Hexadecimal Digit, Significant Digit, Significant Figure, 0, Cipher, Cypher, Nought, Zero, 1, Ace, I, One, Single, Unity, 2, Deuce, Ii, Two, 3, Deuce-ace, Iii, Leash, Tercet, Ternary, Ternion, Terzetto, Three, Threesome, Tierce, Trey, Triad, Trine, Trinity, Trio, Triplet, Troika, 4, Four, Foursome, Iv, Little Joe, Quadruplet, Quartet, Quatern, Quaternary, Quaternion, Quaternity, Tetrad, 5, Cinque, Fin, Five, Fivesome, Little Phoebe, Pentad, Phoebe, Quint, Quintet, Quintuplet, V, 6, Captain Hicks, Half A Dozen, Hexad, Sestet, Sextet, Sextuplet, Sise, Six, Sixer, Vi, 7, Heptad, Septenary, Septet, Seven, Sevener, Vii, 8, Eight, Eighter, Eighter From Decatur, Octad, Octet, Octonary, Ogdoad, Viii, 9, Ennead, Ix, Nina From Carolina, Nine, Niner
Derivative terms: Digitalize, Digitise, Digitize
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"
Related verbs: Realise, Realize, See, Understand, Visualise, Visualize
Generic synonyms: Conceive Of, Envisage, Ideate, Imagine
Derivative terms: Envisioning, Fancy, Fancy, Figuration, Image, Image, Image, Imagery, Imaging, Picture, Picturing, Seer, Visualization, Visualizer
7. Noun. A model of a bodily form (especially of a person). "He made a figure of Santa Claus"
Generic synonyms: Model, Simulation
Specialized synonyms: Trojan Horse, Wooden Horse
8. Verb. Make a mathematical calculation or computation.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Reason
Specialized synonyms: Quantise, Quantize, Extract, Process, Prorate, Miscalculate, Misestimate, Recalculate, Average, Average Out, Factor, Factor In, Factor Out, Add, Add Together, Deduct, Subtract, Take Off, Multiply, Divide, Fraction, Extrapolate, Interpolate, Differentiate, Integrate, Survey, Approximate, Estimate, Gauge, Guess, Judge, Budget, Capitalise, Capitalize, Resolve, Solve
Related verbs: Work Out
Derivative terms: Calculable, Calculation, Calculation, Calculator, Calculator, Calculus, Cipher, Computation, Computation, Computer, Computer, Cypher, Figurer, Figuring, Reckoner, Reckoning
Also: Figure Out, Reckon
9. Noun. A well-known or notable person. "She is an important figure in modern music"
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage
10. Verb. Understand. "He didn't figure her"
Generic synonyms: Apprehend, Compass, Comprehend, Dig, Get The Picture, Grasp, Grok, Savvy
11. Noun. A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape.
Specialized synonyms: Equilateral, Pencil, Plane Figure, Two-dimensional Figure, Solid Figure, Three-dimensional Figure, Subfigure, Parallel
12. Noun. An amount of money expressed numerically. "A figure of $17 was suggested"
13. Noun. The impression produced by a person. "A heroic figure"
14. Noun. The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals. "The figure was about a thousand"
Generic synonyms: Amount
Specialized synonyms: Multiplicity, Numerosity, Numerousness, Preponderance, Prevalence, Countlessness, Innumerableness, Bulk, Majority, Minority, Fewness, Roundness
Derivative terms: Number, Number, Number, Number, Number
15. Noun. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.
Examples of language type: Cakewalk, Blind Alley, Blockbuster, Megahit, Smash Hit, Sleeper, Bell Ringer, Bull's Eye, Home Run, Mark, Housecleaning, Goldbrick, Lens, Domino Effect, Flip Side, Period, Summer, Dawn, Evening, Rainy Day
Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device
Specialized synonyms: Conceit, Irony, Exaggeration, Hyperbole, Kenning, Metaphor, Metonymy, Oxymoron, Personification, Prosopopoeia, Simile, Synecdoche, Zeugma
Derivative terms: Tropical
16. Noun. A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground.
17. Noun. A decorative or artistic work. "The coach had a design on the doors"
Specialized synonyms: Argyle, Argyll, Bear Claw, Damascene, Decal, Decalcomania, Device, Emblem, Herringbone, Herringbone Pattern, Linocut, Mandala, Mihrab, Motif, Motive, Polka Dot, Pyrograph, Screen Saver, Sunburst, Tattoo, Tetraskele, Tetraskelion, Triskele, Triskelion, Weave, Marking
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation
Derivative terms: Design, Design
18. Noun. A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating. "She made the best score on compulsory figures"
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Figure
1. to compute [v -URED, -URING, -URES] - See also: compute
Medical Definition of Figure
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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Figure
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. ..."