Figure may refer to:
- A shape, drawing, or representation
- Figure, wood appearance
- Musical figure, distinguished from musical motif
- Shaping a mirror on a reflective telescope
- Noise figure, in telecommunication
- Dance figure, an elementary dance pattern
- Vivian Davis Figures, Democratic member of the Alabama State Senate
- A person's figure, human physical appearance
Other articles related to "figures, figure":
... Emeneau, the successive decennial Census of India figures for the Toda are 1871 (693), 1881 (675), 1891 (739), 1901 (807), 1911 (676) (corrected from 748), 1951 (879), 1961 (759), 1971 (812) ... These in his judgment, "justifies concluding that a figure between 700 and 800 is likely to be near the norm, and that variation in either direction is due on the one hand to epidemic disaster and ... Another factor in the uncertainty in the figures is the declared or undeclared inclusion or exclusion of Christian Todas by the various enumerators.. ...
... A musical figure or figuration is the shortest idea in music, a short succession of notes, often recurring ... The 1964 Grove's Dictionary defines the figure as "the exact counterpart of the German 'motiv' and the French 'motif'" it produces a "single complete and distinct impression" ... To Scruton, however, "A figure is distinguished from a motif in that a figure is background while a motif is foreground "A figure resembles a moulding in architecture it is 'open at both ends', so as to be ...
... Figure skating Compulsory Figures Figure competition, a form of physique competition for women, related to bodybuilding Beyer Speed Figure, a statistic in Thoroughbred racing ...
... and Coriolis effect#Tossed ball on a rotating carousel Figure 5 shows another example comparing the observations of an inertial observer with those of an observer ... speed, in what appears to the walker to be the straight line path inclined at 45° in Figure 5 ... The points identified on both paths in Figure 5 correspond to the same times spaced at equal time intervals ...
... Trophée Eric Bompard is an annual elite figure skating competition which takes place annually in Paris, France ... is the fourth of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series ... Figure skaters compete in four disciplines ladies' singles, men's singles, pairs, and ice dancing ...
Famous quotes containing the word figure:
“When Mr. Apollinax visited the United States
His laughter tinkled among the teacups.
I thought of Fragilion, that shy figure among the birch-trees,
And of Priapus in the shrubbery
Gaping at the lady in the swing.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“We met. But all
We did that day was mingle great and small
Footprints in summer dust as if we drew
The figure of our being less than two
But more than one as yet.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)