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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Famous quotes containing the word figure:

    My position is a naturalistic one; I see philosophy not as an a priori propaedeutic or groundwork for science, but as continuous with science. I see philosophy and science as in the same boat—a boat which, to revert to Neurath’s figure as I so often do, we can rebuild only at sea while staying afloat in it. There is no external vantage point, no first philosophy.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends’ boyfriends—and he accepts it.
    Larry McMurtry (b. 1936)

    A beautiful person among the Greeks, was thought to betray by this sign some secret favor of the immortal gods; and we can pardon pride, when a woman possesses such a figure that wherever she stands, or moves, or leaves a shadow on the wall, or sits for a portrait to the artist, she confers a favor on the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)