Number vs. Figure: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 3, 2023
Number refers to a mathematical or quantitative representation, while Figure can mean a shape, person's form, or a numerical symbol.

Key Differences

Number and Figure, two words intertwined in the realms of mathematics and linguistics, hold distinct meanings and applications. A Number primarily denotes a mathematical entity, a concept representing quantity or order. Whether whole, fractional, or negative, numbers are the backbone of arithmetic operations. On the contrary, Figure often describes a particular shape or form, but it can also refer to a numeral or a representation of statistical data.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023
Diving deeper, numbers serve as foundational elements across various disciplines, from physics to economics. They are abstract concepts signifying count, measurement, or position. Figures, while overlapping with numbers in contexts like "a seven-figure salary," tend to have a broader range, encompassing everything from a person's bodily form to a shape in geometry.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023
Interestingly, while numbers have clear hierarchies and classifications—natural numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, and so forth—figures' versatility renders them context-dependent. A figure in a dance refers to a series of movements, while in literature, a figure of speech denotes a rhetorical device.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023
In everyday parlance, we often hear "the numbers don't lie," suggesting that quantitative data is indisputable. Meanwhile, "she has a good figure" often describes someone's physique. Both words, though grounded in quantification, have branched out, influencing multiple facets of language and interpretation.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Comparison Chart

Primary Definition

A mathematical entity denoting quantity.
A shape or form; can also mean a numeral.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023
ADVERTISEMENT

Application in Language

Often quantitative, measurable.
Broad range; includes shapes, stats, or a person's physique.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Context in Mathematics

Represents count, measurement, or position.
Refers to individual numerical symbols or statistical data.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Literary Usage

Rarely used in metaphors.
Common in phrases like "figure of speech."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Colloquial Expression

"The numbers don't lie."
"She has a good figure."
Harlon Moss
Oct 03, 2023

Number and Figure Definitions

Number

A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023
ADVERTISEMENT

Figure

A numerical symbol, especially in mathematics.
Write down the figure 7.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Number

A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects
Integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A diagram or illustrative drawing.
Refer to the figure on page 5.
Harlon Moss
Oct 03, 2023

Number

Numbers Arithmetic.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A representative form or pattern.
He couldn't figure out the pattern.
Harlon Moss
Oct 03, 2023

Number

A symbol or word used to represent a number.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A numeral or a series of numerals used for reference or identification
His telephone number.
The apartment number.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Figures Mathematical calculations
Good at figures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A position in an ordered sequence that corresponds to one of the positive integers
The house that is number three from the corner.
Ranked number six in her class.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

An amount represented in numbers
Sold for a large figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order
An old number of a magazine.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Figures One of the digits specified as making up a larger number
A salary in the six figures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A total; a sum
The number of feet in a mile.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(Mathematics) A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes
A triangle is a plane figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

An indefinite quantity of units or individuals
The crowd was small in number. A number of people complained.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The outline, form, or silhouette of a thing
Saw the figure of a cat in the window.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A large quantity; a multitude
Numbers of people visited the fair.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The shape or form of a human body
A fashion model with an attractive figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Numerical superiority
The South had leaders, the North numbers.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

An indistinct object or shape
The figures in the mist turned out to be lampposts.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(Grammar) The indication, as by inflection, of the singularity, duality, or plurality of a linguistic form.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A person, especially a well-known one
A famous historical figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Metrical feet or lines; verses
"These numbers will I tear, and write in prose" (Shakespeare).
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Impression or appearance made
Cut a dashing figure at the reception.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(Obsolete) Poetic meter.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A person, animal, or object that symbolizes something.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Numbers(Archaic) Musical periods or measures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A pictorial or sculptural representation, especially of the human body.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Numbers (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Games A numbers game.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A diagram
Drew a figure of the office layout.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Numbers (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A design or pattern, as in a textile
Silk with a paisley figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

One of the separate offerings in a program of music or other entertainment
The band's second number was a march.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

An illustration printed from an engraved plate or block.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(Slang) A frequently repeated, characteristic speech, argument, or performance
Suspects doing their usual number—protesting innocence.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A configuration or distinct group of steps in a dance.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(Slang) A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic
A crafty number.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A pattern traced by a series of movements, as in ice skating.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To assign a number to or mark with a number
Did you number the pages of the report?.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(Music) A brief melodic or harmonic unit often constituting the basis of a larger phrase or structure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To determine the number or amount of; count
Tickets sold for the show were numbered at 500.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(Logic) Any one of the forms that a syllogism can take, given one of the four possible arrangements of the middle term.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To total in number or amount; add up to
The ships in the harbor number around 100.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(Mathematics) To calculate with numbers
Figured the sum to be nearly a million.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To include in a group or category
He was numbered among the lost.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To make a likeness of; depict.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To limit or restrict in number
Our days are numbered.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To adorn with a design or figures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To call off numbers; count
Numbering to ten.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To write a sequence of conventionalized numbers below or above (the bassline) to indicate harmony.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To have as a total; amount to a number
The applicants numbered in the thousands.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To embellish with an ornamental pattern.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
Zero, one, −1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To conclude, believe, or predict
I never figured that this would happen.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(countable) A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.
The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To consider or regard
Figured them as con artists.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

An element of one of several sets: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, and sometimes extensions such as hypercomplex numbers, etc.
The equation $e^\left\{i\pi\right\}+1=0$ includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, $\pi$, $i$, and $e$.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(Mathematics) To calculate; compute.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(Followed by a numeral; used attributively) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.
Horse number 5 won the race.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To be or seem important or prominent
A key fact that figures in our understanding of what happened.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Quantity.
Any number of people can be reading from a given repository at a time.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To be pertinent or involved
His advice barely figured in my decision.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.
Her passport number is C01X864TN.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(Informal) To seem reasonable or expected
“I found my keys in the sofa.” “Well, that figures, given that you were sitting there last night.”.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A telephone number.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A drawing or diagram conveying information.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.
Adjectives and nouns should agree in gender, number, and case.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modelling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body.
A figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A person or thing representing a certain consciousness.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(countable) A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.
For his second number, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person.
He cut a sorry figure standing there in the rain.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

A person.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(obsolete) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendour; show.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A human figure, which dress or corset must fit to; the shape of a human body.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought from a dealer.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

A numeral.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(dated) An issue of a periodical publication.
The latest number of a magazine
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A number, an amount.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A large amount, in contrast to a smaller amount; numerical preponderance.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A shape.
A geometrical figure, a plane figure, a solid figure
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A large amount of damage
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A visible pattern as in wood or cloth.
The muslin was of a pretty figure.''
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).
Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Any complex dance moveW.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

(intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.
I don’t know how many books are in the library, but they must number in the thousands.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A figure of speech.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(astrology) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(music) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Numerousness; multitude.
Number itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(music) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a motif; a florid embellishment.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To calculate, to solve a mathematical problem.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To come to understand.
I can’t figure if he’s telling the truth or lying.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; - chiefly used in the plural.
I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To think, to assume, to suppose, to reckon.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To be reasonable.
It figures that somebody like him would be upset about the situation.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(intransitive) To enter into; to be a part of.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(obsolete) To represent by a figure, as to form or mould; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
He was numbered with the transgressors.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(obsolete) To indicate by numerals.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Thy tears can not number the dead.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;
He had a number of chores to do
The number of parameters is small
The figure was about a thousand
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(obsolete) To prefigure; to foreshow.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A concept of quantity derived from zero and units;
Every number has a unique position in the sequence
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(music) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
He did his act three times every evening
She had a catchy little routine
It was one of the best numbers he ever did
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

(music) To embellish.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;
She refused to give them her Social Security number
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
Flowers have all exquisite figures.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

The number is used in calling a particular telephone;
He has an unlisted number
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
A coin that bears the figure of an angel.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A symbol used to represent a number;
He learned to write the numerals before he went to school
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

One of a series published periodically;
She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A diagram or drawing, made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; - called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surfaces; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A select company of people;
I hope to become one of their number before I die
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person; as, a sorry figure.
I made some figure there.
Gentlemen of the best figure in the county.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

The grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural);
In English the subject and the verb must agree in number
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
That he may live in figure and indulgence.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

An item of merchandise offered for sale;
She preferred the black nylon number
This sweater is an all-wool number
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A clothing measurement;
A number 13 shoe
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest figure.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Add up in number or quantity;
The bills amounted to $2,000 The bill came to$2,000
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
Who is the figure of Him that was to come.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Give numbers to;
You should number the pages of the thesis
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement. Also called a figure of speech.
To represent the imagination under the figure of a wing.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Enumerate;
We must number the names of the great mathematicians
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Put into a group;
The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Determine the number or amount of;
Can you count the books on your shelf?
Count your change
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

Place a limit on the number of
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A mathematical concept representing quantity or sequence.
The number of apples in the basket is 12.
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023

Figure

A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical phrase or motive; a florid embellishment.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A position in a sequential order.
She was number three in line.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Figure

To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
If love, alas! be pain I bear,
No thought can figure, and no tongue declare.Prior.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A way to classify or categorize.
His number was up.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 03, 2023

Figure

To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
The vaulty top of heavenFigured quite o'er with burning meteors.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A code or identifier.
My phone number is 555-1234.
Harlon Moss
Oct 03, 2023

Figure

To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
As through a crystal glass the figured hours are seen.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Number

A musical or dance performance piece.
They danced to a lively number.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Figure

To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Whose white vestments figure innocence.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To prefigure; to foreshow.
In this the heaven figures some event.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring away brilliantly.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A diagram or picture illustrating textual material;
The area covered can be seen from Figure 2
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Alternative names for the body of a human being;
Leonardo studied the human body
He has a strong physique
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

One of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers;
0 and 1 are digits
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A model of a bodily form (especially of a person);
He made a figure of Santa Claus
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A well-known or notable person;
They studied all the great names in the history of France
She is an important figure in modern music
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

An amount of money expressed numerically;
A figure of \$17 was suggested
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The impression produced by a person;
He cut a fine figure
A heroic figure
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;
He had a number of chores to do
The number of parameters is small
The figure was about a thousand
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A decorative or artistic work;
The coach had a design on the doors
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating;
She made the best score on compulsory figures
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Judge to be probable
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Be or play a part of or in;
Elections figure prominently in every government program
How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;
I can't see him on horseback!
I can see what will happen
I can see a risk in this strategy
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Make a mathematical calculation or computation
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

Understand;
He didn't figure her
Sawaira Riaz
Jan 01, 2023

Figure

A shape or form.
The figure in the painting is abstract.
Harlon Moss
Oct 03, 2023

Figure

A person's bodily shape or silhouette.
The actress maintained her figure through regular exercise.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 03, 2023

FAQs

Is "figure" always about shape?

No, it can refer to numerical symbols, stats, or even a person's physique.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Can "number" refer to non-mathematical things?

Yes, like a song or dance ("dance number").
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

What's a "figure of speech"?

A rhetorical device, like metaphors or similes.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 03, 2023

Can a person be described as a "number"?

It's colloquial, as in "She's quite a number."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Do all numbers have figures?

In terms of representation, yes. "5" is the figure for the number five.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 03, 2023

Are "double-digit numbers" the same as "double figures"?

Essentially, yes. Both refer to numbers from 10 to 99.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Are numbers always absolute?

No, they can be relative, like "a large number of apples."
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023

Can a number be negative?

Yes, like -5 or -10.
Janet White
Oct 03, 2023

Can "number" and "figure" be used interchangeably in math?

Sometimes, as in "seven-figure salary," but not always, as "number" often means quantity, while "figure" can mean a numeral.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Can "figure" refer to reputation?

Indirectly, as in "public figure."
Aimie Carlson
Oct 03, 2023

Is "number" always singular?

No, "numbers" can refer to many quantities or numerical values.
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023

What does "figure out" mean?

It means to understand or solve something.
Janet White
Oct 03, 2023

Are all figures numbers?

Not necessarily. Figures can also mean shapes or diagrams.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 03, 2023

Can "figure" refer to stature?

Yes, especially regarding a person's physical shape.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

What's a "leading figure"?

Someone prominent or influential in a specific field.
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023

How is "number" used in clothing?

Informally, to describe a piece of clothing, as in "a cute number."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 03, 2023

Can "figure" mean to think or ponder?

Yes, as in "trying to figure out a problem."
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023

Is "numbered" the same as "counted"?

Mostly, but "numbered" can also mean something's days are limited.
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023

Can "figure" mean estimate?

Yes, like "The figure we have is just an estimate."
Sara Rehman
Oct 03, 2023
About Author
Written by
Sawaira Riaz
Sawaira is a dedicated content editor at difference.wiki, where she meticulously refines articles to ensure clarity and accuracy. With a keen eye for detail, she upholds the site's commitment to delivering insightful and precise content.
Edited by
Sumera Saeed
Sumera is an experienced content writer and editor with a niche in comparative analysis. At Diffeence Wiki, she crafts clear and unbiased comparisons to guide readers in making informed decisions. With a dedication to thorough research and quality, Sumera's work stands out in the digital realm. Off the clock, she enjoys reading and exploring diverse cultures.