What is figure?

  • (noun): A well-known or notable person.
    Example: "She is an important figure in modern music"
    Synonyms: name, public figure
    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 ... 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 ... Another factor in the uncertainty in the figures is the declared or undeclared inclusion or exclusion of Christian Todas by the various enumerators.. ...
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 architecture it is 'open at both ends', so as to ...
Figure - Sports
... Figure skating Compulsory Figures Figure competition, a form of physique competition for women, related to bodybuilding Beyer Speed Figure, a statistic in Thoroughbred racing ...
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 ...
Mathematical Derivation of Fictitious Forces - Crossing A Carousel
... effect#Tossed ball on a rotating carousel Figure 5 shows another example comparing the observations of an inertial observer with those of an observer on a rotating ... 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 ...

More definitions of "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
  • (noun): A decorative or artistic work.
    Synonyms: design, pattern
  • (noun): One of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers.
    Synonyms: digit
  • (noun): The impression produced by a person.
    Example: "He cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
  • (noun): A model of a bodily form (especially of a person).
    Example: "He made a figure of Santa Claus"
  • (noun): A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating.
    Example: "She made the best score on compulsory figures"
  • (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
  • (noun): A diagram or picture illustrating textual material.
    Example: "The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
    Synonyms: fig
  • (noun): A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground.
  • (verb): Understand.
    Example: "He didn't figure her"

Famous quotes containing the word figure:

    And the friend not hesitates
    To assign just place and mates;
    Answers not in word or letter,
    Yet is understood the better;
    Is to his friend a looking-glass,
    Reflects his figure that doth pass.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We’ve got to figure these things a little bit different than most people. Y’know, there’s something about going out in a plane that beats any other way.... A guy that washes out at the controls of his own ship, well, he goes down doing the thing that he loved the best. It seems to me that that’s a very special way to die.
    Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)

    I saw the figure 5
    in gold

    on a red
    firetruck
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)