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fig·ure

(fĭg′yər)
n.
1.
a. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
b. figures Mathematical calculations: good at figures.
c. An amount represented in numbers: sold for a large figure.
d. figures One of the digits specified as making up a larger number: a salary in the six figures.
2.
a. Mathematics A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes: A triangle is a plane figure.
b. The outline, form, or silhouette of a thing: saw the figure of a cat in the window.
c. The shape or form of a human body: a fashion model with an attractive figure.
d. An indistinct object or shape: The figures in the mist turned out to be lampposts.
3. A person, especially a well-known one: a famous historical figure.
4. Impression or appearance made: cut a dashing figure at the reception.
5. A person, animal, or object that symbolizes something.
6. A pictorial or sculptural representation, especially of the human body.
7.
a. A diagram: drew a figure of the office layout.
b. A design or pattern, as in a textile: silk with a paisley figure.
c. An illustration printed from an engraved plate or block.
8.
a. A configuration or distinct group of steps in a dance.
b. A pattern traced by a series of movements, as in ice skating.
9. Music A brief melodic or harmonic unit often constituting the basis of a larger phrase or structure.
10. Logic Any one of the forms that a syllogism can take, given one of the four possible arrangements of the middle term.
v. fig·ured, fig·ur·ing, fig·ures
v. tr.
1. Mathematics To calculate with numbers: figured the sum to be nearly a million.
2. To make a likeness of; depict.
3. To adorn with a design or figures.
4. Music
a. To write a sequence of conventionalized numbers below or above (the bassline) to indicate harmony.
b. To embellish with an ornamental pattern.
5.
a. To conclude, believe, or predict: I never figured that this would happen.
b. To consider or regard: figured them as con artists.
v. intr.
1. Mathematics To calculate; compute.
2.
a. To be or seem important or prominent: a key fact that figures in our understanding of what happened.
b. To be pertinent or involved: His advice barely figured in my decision.
3. Informal To seem reasonable or expected: "I found my keys in the sofa." "Well, that figures, given that you were sitting there last night."
Phrasal Verbs:
figure in
To add in or include, as in making an account: figured in travel expenses when estimating the cost.
figure on Informal
1. To depend on: We figured on your support.
2. To take into consideration; expect: I figured on an hour's delay.
3. To plan: We figure on leaving at noon.
figure out
1. To discover or decide: Let's figure out a way to help.
2. To solve or decipher: Can you figure out this puzzle?
Idiom:
go figure
Used in the imperative to indicate the unexpectedness or absurdity of something.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin figūra; see dheigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

fig′ur·er n.
Synonyms: figure, design, device, motif, pattern
These nouns denote an element or arrangement of elements in a decorative composition: a tapestry with a floral figure; a rug with a geometric design; a brooch with a fanciful and intricate device; a scarf with a heart motif; fabric with a plaid pattern. See Also Synonyms at calculate, form.

figure out

vb (tr, adverb; may take a clause as object)
1. to calculate or reckon
2. to understand
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.figure out - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
answer, resolve - understand the meaning of; "The question concerning the meaning of life cannot be answered"
riddle - explain a riddle
strike - arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
guess, infer - guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
answer - give the correct answer or solution to; "answer a question"; "answer the riddle"
break - find the solution or key to; "break the code"

figure

noun
1. Arithmetic calculations.Used in plural:
arithmetic, computation, number (used in plural).
2. The external outline of a thing:
3. An element or a component in a decorative composition:
verb
1. To ascertain by mathematics:
2. Informal. To have an opinion:
Informal: judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
phrasal verb
figure on
Informal. To look forward to confidently:
phrasal verb
figure out
1. Informal. To find a solution for:
Informal: dope out.
2. Informal. To arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem):
Translations
يَحُلُّيَفْهَم، يُدْرِك
pochopitpřijít
forståregne ud
tajuta
shvatiti
kiókumulál
skilja
計算して出す
이해하다
räkna ut
คิดคำนวณ
hiểu ra

w>figure out

vt sep
(= understand, make sense of)begreifen, schlau werden aus; I can’t figure him out at allich werde überhaupt nicht schlau aus ihm; I can’t figure it outich werde daraus nicht schlau
(= work out)ausrechnen; answer, how to do sthherausbekommen; solutionfinden; figure it out for yourselfdas kannst du dir (leicht) selbst ausrechnen

figure

(ˈfigə) , ((American) ˈfigjər) noun
1. the form or shape of a person. A mysterious figure came towards me; That girl has got a good figure.
2. a (geometrical) shape. The page was covered with a series of triangles, squares and other geometrical figures.
3. a symbol representing a number. a six-figure telephone number.
4. a diagram or drawing to explain something. The parts of a flower are shown in figure 3.
verb
1. to appear (in a story etc). She figures largely in the story.
2. to think, estimate or consider. I figured that you would arrive before half past eight.
ˈfigurative (-rətiv) adjective
of or using figures of speech. figurative language.
ˈfiguratively adverb
ˈfigurehead noun
1. a person who is officially a leader but who does little or has little power. She is the real leader of the party – he is only a figurehead.
2. an ornamental figure (usually of carved wood) attached to the front of a ship.
figure of speech
one of several devices (eg metaphor, simile) for using words not with their ordinary meanings but to make a striking effect.
figure out
to understand. I can't figure out why he said that.

figure out

يَحُلُّ přijít regne ud begreifen συμπεραίνω entender tajuta arriver à comprendre shvatiti capire 計算して出す 이해하다 uitvogelen regne ut obmyślić entender, solucionar представлять räkna ut คิดคำนวณ çözmek hiểu ra 弄清楚
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