Figure

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

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    Parenthood has really changed for me. It’s much more than taking care of my son; more than saying yes and no. Now I have to figure out what I think and what I know so that I can answer his questions and explain things to him.
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