Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being brought to a fixed form or shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being brought to a fixed form or shape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being brought to or of retaining a certain fixed form or shape.

Etymologies

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figure +‎ -able

Examples

  • Is it because matter is divisible and figurable, and thought is not?

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  • But how do you know that the first principles of matter are divisible and figurable?

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  • To become figurable-that is to say, visible in the first place, accessible to our imaginations - the classes have to be able to become in some sense characters in their own right: this is the sense in which the term allegory in our title is to be taken as a working hypothesis.

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  • I've promised to show that one of these narratives suggests an evolution, or at least a transformation, in the figurable class articulation of everyday life.

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  • The very absence in his features becomes a sign and an expression of the presence/absence of corporate power in our daily lives, all-shaping and omnipotent and vet rarely accessible in figurable terms, that is to say, in the representable form of individual actors or agents.

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  • Notion, infinitely differ; for whatsoever Extension a Body hath, the same is so necessary and essential to it, that it is impossible for it to be more or less extended; when nevertheless a Spirit may be more or less extended; as they affirm; and seeing to be moveable and figurable, are only consequential Attributes of Extension, (for that a Spirit is far otherwise moveable and figurable than a Body, because a Spirit can move and form it self as a Body cannot:) The same Reason which is good against the one is good against the other also.

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