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figure

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪɡ.ər/ us    /-jʊr/

figure noun [C] (NUMBER)

B1 the symbol for a number or an amount expressed in numbers: Can you read this figure? Is it a three or an eight? Write the amount in both words and figures. I looked quickly down the column of figures. He earns a six-figure salary (= an amount of money with six figures).in single/double figures C2 between 1 and 9/between 10 and 99: The unemployment rate is now in double figures.
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figure noun [C] (SHAPE)

B2 the shape of the human body, or a person: I could see two tall figures in the distance. A strange bearded figure (= person) entered the room. figurative She was a central/key/leading figure in (= was an important person in) the movement for constitutional reform. a painting, drawing, or model of a person: There are several reclining figures in the painting.B1 a woman's body shape: She's got a beautiful figure. She got her figure back (= returned to her usual shape) after having the baby.
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figure noun [C] (PICTURE)

B2 ( written abbreviation fig.) a picture or drawing, often with a number, in a book or other document: Please see figures 8 and 9.

figure

verb uk   /ˈfɪɡ.ər/ us    /-jʊr/

figure verb (EXPECT)

B1 [I] mainly US to expect or think that something will happen: [+ (that)] We figured (that) you'd want to rest after your trip.
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figure verb (APPEAR)

[I usually + adv/prep] to be, appear, take part, or be included in something: Their names did not figure in the list of finalists. They denied that violence and intimidation had figured prominently in achieving the decision.

figure verb (NUMBER)

[T] US to calculate an amount: I'm still figuring my taxes.
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(Definition of figure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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