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fig·ment

 (fĭg′mənt)
n.
Something invented, made up, or fabricated: just a figment of the imagination.

[Middle English, from Latin figmentum, from fingere, to form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]

figment

(ˈfɪɡmənt)
n
a fantastic notion, invention, or fabrication: a figment of the imagination.
[C15: from Late Latin figmentum a fiction, from Latin fingere to shape]

fig•ment

(ˈfɪg mənt)

n.
1. a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion.
2. a feigned, invented, or imagined story, theory, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin figmentum something made or feigned]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figment - a contrived or fantastic idea; "a figment of the imagination"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

figment

noun invention, production, fancy, creation, fiction, fable, improvisation, fabrication, falsehood It wasn't just a figment of my imagination.

figment

noun
1. An illusory mental image:
2. Any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea:
Translations
مِن نَسيج خَيالِه
smyšlenkavýmysl
tankespind
hugarburîur, ímyndun
vaizduotės padarinys
fikcija, izdomājumsiztēles auglis
hayal mahsulü

figment

[ˈfɪgmənt] N a figment of the imaginationun producto de la imaginación

figment

[ˈfɪgmənt] n
a figment of sb's imagination → le fruit de l'imagination de qn
The attack wasn't just a figment of my imagination → L'attaque n'était pas juste le fruit de mon imagination.

figment

n a figment of the imaginationpure Einbildung, ein Hirngespinst nt; it’s all a figment of his imaginationdas ist alles eine Ausgeburt seiner Fantasie or Phantasie

figment

[ˈfɪgmənt] n it's a figment of the imaginationè frutto dell'immaginazione, è un parto della fantasia

figment

(ˈfigmənt) : a figment of the/one's imagination
something one has imagined and which has no reality.
References in classic literature ?
From whence she had come, or what she had undergone he could not guess, but that her Korak and their life among the apes was but a figment of a disordered mind he could not doubt.
She hoped that it might be but the figment of an overwrought imagination.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick was not only an English gentleman and an officer in name, he was also what these implied--a brave man; but when he realized that the sweet picture he had looked upon was but the figment of a dream, and that in reality he still lay where he had fallen at the foot of the grating with a lion standing over him licking his face, the tears sprang to his eyes and ran down his cheeks.
It certainly could not be refuted by a philosophy such as Kant's, in which, no less than in the previously mentioned systems, the history of the human mind and the nature of language are almost wholly ignored, and the certainty of objective knowledge is transferred to the subject; while absolute truth is reduced to a figment, more abstract and narrow than Plato's ideas, of 'thing in itself,' to which, if we reason strictly, no predicate can be applied.
As a gude Calvinist, my saul's clear o' the smallest figment o' belief in Warks.
There is no permanent wise man except in the figment of the Stoics.
In a state between sleeping and waking, you noticed her entrance and her actions; but feverish, almost delirious as you were, you ascribed to her a goblin appearance different from her own: the long dishevelled hair, the swelled black face, the exaggerated stature, were figments of imagination; results of nightmare: the spiteful tearing of the veil was real: and it is like her.
To which Sancho made answer, "By the living God, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, I cannot endure or bear with patience some of the things that your worship says; and from them I begin to suspect that all you tell me about chivalry, and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving islands, and bestowing other rewards and dignities after the custom of knights-errant, must be all made up of wind and lies, and all pigments or figments, or whatever we may call them; for what would anyone think that heard your worship calling a barber's basin Mambrino's helmet without ever seeing the mistake all this time, but that one who says and maintains such things must have his brains addled?
Although Mainhall's enthusiasm was often tiresome, and although he was often unable to distinguish between facts and vivid figments of his imagination, his imperturbable good nature overcame even the people whom he bored most, so that they ended by becoming, in a reluctant manner, his friends.
Love, socialism, the PEOPLE-- healthful figments of man's mind--were the things that cured and saved me.
But her unease is about to turn to shame when she discovers that Jeff is nothing more than a figment of her son's twisted imagination.
A spokesman for the Bilawal House termed the news item utterly baseless and a figment of someones imagination, which was carried by several newspapers for ulterior motives.