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Definition of "figure" []

  • A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number. (noun)
  • Mathematical calculations: good at figures. (noun)
  • An amount represented in numbers: sold for a large figure. (noun)
  • Mathematics A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes: A triangle is a plane figure. (noun)
  • The outline, form, or silhouette of a thing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "figure" in a sentence
  • "Now, since the recurring decimal. [.9] is equal to 9/9, and therefore to 1, it is evident that, although the clown who bears the figure 1 is absent, the man who bears the figure 9 by this simple artifice has for the occasion given his _figure_ the value of the"
  • "Hence, when we acquire the idea of solidity, we acquire at the same time the idea of FIGURE; and this idea of figure, or motion of _a part_ of the organ of touch, exactly resembles _in its figure_ the figure of the body that occasions it; and thus exactly acquaints us with this property of the external world."
  • "Reason it rocks: The fact that the main figure is screaming his throat raw with the headliners of the issue is enough for me."