types of figures

types of figures

types of figures

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Anything with form has a certain shape, or figure, but we most often use the word to suggest a human’s form. That’s why all those dolls are called “action figures” — they have the physical shape of people.
In a broad sense, the noun figure can be used to suggest anything with a physical presence. In technical writings, pictures representing some concept are usually labeled as figures. A physically attractive woman is said to have a nice figure. We also say that a prominent person is a well-known figure. The word also can refer to a number, as in “a dollar figure.” As a verb, the word suggests deciphering, as when you figure something out. Go figure.

How to achieve the perfect figure without dieting .
I’ve never had a good head for figures .

References:

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/figure
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/figure_1
http://libguides.reading.ac.uk/citing-references/referencingstyles

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