What is figure?

  • (noun): The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals.
    Example: "The figure was about a thousand"
    Synonyms: number
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on figures, figure:

Toda People - Population
... 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 (7 ... 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 ... Another factor in the uncertainty in the figures is the declared or undeclared inclusion or exclusion of Christian Todas by the various enumerators.. ...
Mathematical Derivation of Fictitious Forces - Crossing A Carousel
... Coriolis effect#Cannon on turntable and Coriolis effect#Tossed ball on a rotating carousel Figure 5 shows another example comparing the observations of an ... 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 ...
Figure - Sports
... Figure skating Compulsory Figures Figure competition, a form of physique competition for women, related to bodybuilding Beyer Speed Figure, a statistic in ...
2005 Trophée Eric Bompard
... Trophée Eric Bompard is an annual elite figure skating competition which takes place annually in Paris, France ... It 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 ...
Figure (music)
... 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 ...

More definitions of "figure":

  • (noun): A well-known or notable person.
    Example: "She is an important figure in modern music"
    Synonyms: name, public figure
  • (noun): A decorative or artistic work.
    Synonyms: design, pattern
  • (noun): A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating.
    Example: "She made the best score on compulsory figures"
  • (noun): One of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers.
    Synonyms: digit
  • (noun): A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground.
  • (noun): A diagram or picture illustrating textual material.
    Example: "The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
    Synonyms: fig
  • (noun): The impression produced by a person.
    Example: "He cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
  • (noun): An amount of money expressed numerically.
    Example: "A figure of $17 was suggested"
  • (noun): A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape.
  • (verb): Be or play a part of or in.
    Example: "Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
    Synonyms: enter
  • (verb): Understand.
    Example: "He didn't figure her"
  • (noun): A model of a bodily form (especially of a person).
    Example: "He made a figure of Santa Claus"

Famous quotes containing the word figure:

    Personally, I don’t like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she’ll fool her husband, I figure she’ll fool me.
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)

    For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
    Ethel Barrymore (1897–1959)

    The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)