Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, consisting of, or forming a pictorial composition of human or animal figures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Represented by figure or delineation; consisting of figures.
  • In music, same as figurate, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Represented by figure or delineation; consisting of figures.
  • adjective (Mus.) Figurate. See Figurate.
  • adjective See Figurate numbers, under Figurate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Representing by means of a figure; emblematic.
  • adjective Figurative, not literal.
  • adjective mathematics, obsolete Of numbers, describing a geometrical figure.
  • adjective obsolete Pertaining to a figure, shape.
  • adjective rare Pertaining to (human) figures.
  • adjective music Figurate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective consisting of or forming human or animal figures

Etymologies

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From Old French figural, from late Latin figūrālis, from figūra ("figure").

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