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figure eight

n.
A form or representation, such as a knot or an ice-skating maneuver, that has the shape of the numeral 8.

fig′ure eight′


n.
a figure or form composed of two loops formed by a continuous line crossing itself, as in the figure 8, esp. as traced on ice in figure skating. Also called figure of eight.
[1595–1605]
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Noun1.figure eight - a knot having the shape of the numeral 8figure eight - a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
2.figure eight - a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
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With respect to percent change in the number who entered or returned to competitive employment each year (Figure 8), individuals with severe physical disabilities experienced a substantial increase over the period 1977 - 1984 (19.9%), individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities experienced a small decrease (3.4%) and there were large decreases for individuals with non-severe psychiatric disabilities (33%) and individuals with non-severe psychiatric disabilities (36.5%).
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