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  1. [noun] a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
    Synonyms: fig

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh

  3. [noun] one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
    Synonyms: digit

  4. [noun] a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: name, public

  6. [noun] a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

  7. [noun] an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"

  8. [noun] the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"

  9. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: number

  10. [noun] language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    Synonyms: trope, of speech, image

  11. [noun] a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground

  12. [noun] a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
    Synonyms: design, pattern

  13. [noun] a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"

  14. [verb] judge to be probable
    Synonyms: calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, forecast

  15. [verb] 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?"
    Synonyms: enter

  16. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, picture, image

  17. [verb] make a mathematical calculation or computation
    Synonyms: calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon

  18. [verb] understand; "He didn't figure her"


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