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Definition of Figure
FigureFigure Fig"ure (?; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to
fingere to form, shape, feign. See Feign.]
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
4. (Geom.) 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.
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. [Colloq.]
With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest
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.
10. (Rhet.) 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
11. (Logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the
relative position of the middle term.
12. (Dancing) Any one of the several regular steps or
movements made by a dancer.
13. (Astrol.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the
astrological houses. --Johnson.
(a) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as
a group of chords, which produce a single complete
and distinct impression. --Grove.
(b) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a
strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid
Note: 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:
Figure Fig"ure, v. t.
1. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as,
the envoy figured at court.
Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring
away brilliantly. --M. Arnold.
2. To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring
to secure the nomination. [Colloq.]
Meaning of Figure from wikipedia
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- Figure skating
is a sport
individuals, duos, or groups perform
on figure skates
on ice. It was the first winter sport included
in the Olympics...
- The hourgl**** figure
is one of four traditional female
body shapes described
by the fashion
industry. The other shapes
are the rectangular, inverted
- A figure
or rhetorical figure
is figurative language
in the form of a single
word or phrase. It can be a special
- An action figure
a poseable character
doll made most commonly
of plastic, and often based
from a film, comic
- Noise figure
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(F) are measures
of the signal-to-noise ratio
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is one of the most important styles
Gr**** vase painting. It developed
in Athens around
520 BC and remained
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8 (album), a 2000 album
by Elliott Smith
of Eight" (song), a 1989 song by Paul McCartney...
is a type of perceptual grouping which
is a vital necessity
for recognizing objects through
vision. In Gestalt psychology
- The figure
of the Earth
is the size and shape
of the Earth
in geodesy. Its specific meaning depends
on the way it is used and the precision
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