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Part of speech: Noun

The outline or shape of a person or object; appearance; an image or statue; drawn or painted representation of a person; idea; pattern; type; sign or character denoting a number; a movement in a dance; musical phrase, or repeated theme; value or cost; as, the goods were sold at a high figure; a space bounded on all sides by lines or planes; a special or peculiar use of words; as, a figure of speech.

Part of speech: Verb

To form into any determinate shape; show by resemblance; represent; symbolize; adorn or cover with a pattern; calculate or compute.

Part of speech: Verb

To be conspicuous; colloquially, to cipher; calculate.

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