especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble
Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression
A figure is a particular amount expressed as a number, especially a statistic. It would be very nice if we had a true figure of how many people in this country haven't got a job It will not be long before the inflation figure starts to fall New Government figures predict that one in two marriages will end in divorce
ground relationship is the relationship of space that can refer to positive space and negative space Fashionable: is following a style that is currently popular Form: is the outward physical appearance of something Formal: is following accepted rules of behavior, showing official occasions Back to Top
If a person or thing figures in something, they appear in or are included in it. Human rights violations figured prominently in the report. black figure pottery figure of speech figure skating moai figure red figure pottery Staffordshire figure Tanagra figure telum figure tellem figure
Design or distinctive markings on the longitudinal surface of wood produced by annual growth rings, rays, knots, deviation from regular grain such as interlocked and wavy grain, and irregular discoloration It may also refer to such decorative designs in wood that make them highly desirable in the furniture and cabinetmaking industries
be or play a part of or in; "Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?
the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc
alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
You refer to someone that you can see as a figure when you cannot see them clearly or when you are describing them. She waited, standing on the bridge, until his figure vanished against the grey backdrop of the Palace
The pattern produced in a wood surface by annual growth rings, rays, knots, or irregular colouration
A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement
A written symbol, other than a letter, representing an item or relationship, especially a number, design, or graphic representation
A figure is any of the ten written symbols from 0 to 9 that are used to represent a number. = digit
a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
If you say that someone is, for example, a mother figure or a hero figure, you mean that other people regard them as the type of person stated or suggested. Sometimes young lads just need to turn to a mother figure for a bit of a chat and reassurance
If you figure out a solution to a problem or the reason for something, you succeed in solving it or understanding it. It took them about one month to figure out how to start the equipment They're trying to figure out the politics of this whole situation I don't have to be a detective to figure that out. = work out
An expression that uses language in a nonliteral way, such as a metaphor or synedoche, or in a structured or unusual way, such as anaphora or chiasmus, or that employs sounds, such as alliteration or assonance, to achieve a rhetorical effect
A figure of eight is something that has the shape of the number 8, for example a knot or a movement done by a skater. .figure 'eight the pattern or shape of a number eight, as seen in a knot, dance etc
1- A system generated indication of the quality of the actual navigation performance of the aircraft This is expressed as an indication of the aircraft position-fixing accuracy (ICAO FANS Concept, ADSP) 2- Indicates aircraft position determination accuracy and navigation capability or whether accuracy is better than : FOM 0 = >3ONM ; FOM 1 = <30NM ; FOM 2 = <I5NM ; FOM 3 = <8NM ; FOM 4 = 4NM ; FOM 5 = <1NM ; FOM 6 = <0 24NM ; FOM 7 = <0 05NM
The ratio of the maximum gain of a receiving antenna to the receiving system's equivalent noise temperature This value is usually expressed in dB/K It is a measure of the ability of an earth station to receive a satellite signal with good quality (high carrier-to-noise ratio) In general, the G/T increases with increasing antenna diameter See also G/T
A mode of expression in which words are used out of their literal meaning or out of their ordinary use in order to add beauty or emotional intensity or to transfer the poet's sense impressions by comparing or identifying one thing with another that has a meaning familiar to the reader Some important figures of speech are: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole and symbol Sidelight: Some rhetoricians have classified over 200 separate figures of speech, but many are so similar that differences of interpretation often make their classification an arbitrary judgement How they are classified, or "labeled", however, is secondary to the importance of construing their effect correctly Sidelight: Figures of speech are also a means of concentration; they enable the poet to convey an image with the connotative power of a few words, where a great many would otherwise be required (See also Trope )
A figure of speech is an expression or word that is used with a metaphorical rather than a literal meaning. Of course I'm not. It was just a figure of speech. An expression that uses language in a nonliteral way, such as a metaphor or synedoche, or in a structured or unusual way, such as anaphora or chiasmus, or that employs sounds, such as alliteration or assonance, to achieve a rhetorical effect. a word or expression that is used in a different way from the normal meaning, to give you a picture in your mind. Form of expression used to convey meaning or heighten effect, often by comparing or identifying one thing with another that has a meaning or connotation familiar to the reader or listener. An integral part of language, figures of speech are found in oral literatures as well as in polished poetry and prose and in everyday speech. Common figures of speech include simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, irony, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and puns
A verbal expression in which words or sounds are arranged in a particular way to achieve a particular effect Figures of speech are organized into different categories, such as alliteration, assonance, metaphor, metonymy, onomatopoeia, simile, and synecdoche
If you figure on something, you plan that it will happen or assume that it will happen when making your plans. Jack worked as hard as he could to build his business, but he hadn't figured on a few obstacles. = reckon on
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"
Figure skating is skating in an attractive pattern, usually with spins and jumps included. Ice skating consisting of one or more planned sequences of required and optional spins, jumps, and dancelike maneuvers, originally consisting of a program in which the skater traced prescribed, usually elaborate figures.figure skater n. a kind of skating in which you move in patterns on the ice skater. Sport in which ice skaters, singly or in pairs, perform various jumps, spins, and footwork. The figure skate blade has a special serrated toe pick, or toe rake, at the front. Figure-skating events, held in the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Games, have constituted part of the Winter Olympics since they were inaugurated in 1924. Until 1991, competition included a compulsory section in which prescribed figures were traced. Competition for individuals includes two free-skating programs: a short program with mandatory requirements and a long program designed to show the skater's skill and grace. Jumps fall into two main groups: the edge jumps (such as the axel, the salchow, and the loop), which take off from one foot; and the toe jumps (such as the toe loop, the flip, and the lutz), which are edge jumps assisted by a vault off the toe pick of the other foot. Additional pair moves, involving a man and a woman skating together, include lifts and throw jumps. Figure-skating programs are judged on both technical merit and artistic impression. See also ice dancing
A children's toy in the form of a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, video game, or television program, with moving parts and often capable of some form of spring-loaded movement
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