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Figure

Definition

[n] a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
[n] a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
[n] a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
[n] the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
[n] a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
[n] language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
[n] 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"
[n] an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
[n] one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
[n] a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
[v] understand (informal); "He didn't figure her"
[v] make a mathematical calculation or computation
[v] judge to be probable
[v] 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"
[v] 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?"

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