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figure (n):
a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
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she made the best score on compulsory figures
figure (n):
a decorative or artistic work
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the coach had a design on the doors
Related Word: design
figure (n):
a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
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he made a figure of Santa Claus
figure (n):
the impression produced by a person
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he cut a fine figure.
a heroic figure
figure (n):
the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
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he had a number of chores to do.
the number of parameters is small.
the figure was about a thousand

Related Words: number
figure (n):
alternative names for the body of a human being
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Leonardo studied the human body.
he has a strong physique.
the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Related Word: anatomy
figure (n):
a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
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the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
figure (n):
a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
figure (n):
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Related Word: trope
figure (n):
a well-known or notable person
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they studied all the great names in the history of France.
she is an important figure in modern music
figure (n):
an amount of money expressed numerically
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a figure of $17 was suggested
figure (n):
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
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0 and 1 are digits
Related Word: digit
figure (n):
a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
figure (v):
understand
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He didn't figure her
figure (v):
make a mathematical calculation or computation
Related Words: calculateciphercomputecypherreckon
figure (v):
judge to be probable
Related Words: calculateestimateforecast
figure (v):
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
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I can't see him on horseback!
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy

Related Words: envisionfancyimagepictureseevisualize
figure (v):
be or play a part of or in
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Elections figure prominently in every government program.
How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?
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