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Dictionary definition for: Figure

1. (v) judge to be probable

2. (n) a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

3. (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?"

4. (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"

5. (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"

6. (n) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"

7. (n) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person) "he made a figure of Santa Claus"

8. (v) make a mathematical calculation or computation

9. (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"

10. (v) understand; "He didn''t figure her"

11. (n) a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

12. (n) an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"

13. (n) the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure" "a heroic figure"

14. (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"

15. (n) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

16. (n) a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground

17. (n) a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"

18. (n) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"

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