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  Definition of figure
  1. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
  2. a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
  3. a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
  4. the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
  5. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
  6. alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
  7. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  8. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
  9. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  10. a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
  11. an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
  12. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
  13. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  14. understand; "He didn''t figure her"
  15. make a mathematical calculation or computation
  16. judge to be probable
  17. imagine; conceive of; see in one''s mind; "I can''t see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
  18. be or play a part of or in; "Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
Similar Words: design, pattern, number, human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh, fig, trope, figure of speech, image, name, public figure, digit, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, estimate, count on, forecast, visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, picture, enter


See Also: solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon


Hyponyms: figure eight, spread eagle, argyle, argyll, bear claw, damascene, decal, decalcomania, device, emblem, linocut, mandala, mihrab, motif, polka dot, pyrograph, screen saver, tattoo, tetraskelion, tetraskele, triskelion, triskele, weave, marking, dummy, figurehead, figurine, statuette, puppet, marionette, snowman, Trojan Horse, Wooden Horse, numerousness, numerosity, multiplicity, preponderance, prevalence, innumerableness, countlessness, majority, bulk, minority, fewness, person, juvenile body, adult body, male body, female body, irony, hyperbole, exaggeration, kenning, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, prosopopoeia, simile, synecdoche, zeugma, binary digit, octal digit, decimal digit, significant digit, significant figure, zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypher, one, 1, I, ace, single, unity, two, 2, II, deuce, three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace, four, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe, five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe, six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sestet, hexad, seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, ogdoad, octonary, octet, nine, 9, IX, niner, Nina from Carolina, ennead, pencil, plane figure, two-dimensional figure, solid figure, three-dimensional figure, subfigure, quantize, quantise, extract, process, prorate, miscalculate, misestimate, recalculate, average, average out, factor, factor in, factor out, add, add together, subtract, deduct, take off, multiply, divide, fraction, interpolate, extrapolate, differentiate, integrate, survey, estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge, budget, capitalize, capitalise, resolve, solve, allow, take into account


Grouped Verbs: work out, understand, realize, realise, see, visualize, visualise


Part Meronyms: person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul, homo, man, human being


Derivational Morphology: design, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, number, keep down, count, enumerate, numerate, list, total, add up, come, amount, digitize, digitise, digitalize, digitalise, calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer, calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning, computing, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system, zero, 0, nought, calculus, the calculus, infinitesimal calculus, calculating machine, prognosis, forecast, forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer, image, mental image, effigy, simulacrum, picture, icon, ikon, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery, mental picture, impression, picturing, envisioning, figuration, visionary, illusionist, seer, illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy, visual image, visualization, visualisation, visualizer, visualiser


Language Translations:
Albanian: Figurë and njesh, njeri qe dallohet nga te tjeret. and Shifra   Catalan: figura and xifra  
Danish: ciffer and figur and skikkelse   Dutch: afbeelding and cijfer and personage and vorm  
Finnish: hahmo and kuva and luku   French: chiffre and figure and personnage  
German: Abbildung and Form and Gestalt and Ziffer   Hebrew: דמות and ספרה and צורה and שרטוט  
Irish: deilbh and fíor and pearsa and uimhir   Italian: cifra and figura and personaggio  
Latvian: attēls and cipars and figūra   Polish: cyfra and figura and rysunek  
Portuguese: cifra and figura   Russian: рисунок and фигура and цифра  
Spanish: cifra and figura   Swedish: figur and siffra  
Telugu: అంకె   Vietnamese: hình and nhân vật and [bức and [con  
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