Definition of Figment

1. Noun. A contrived or fantastic idea. "A figment of the imagination"

Generic synonyms: Idea, Thought



Definition of Figment

1. n. An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.

Definition of Figment

1. Noun. A fabrication, fantasy, invention; something fictitious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Figment

1. a product of mental invention [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Figment

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fighting game
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fighting words
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fightings
fights
fightwite
fightworthy
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figleaf
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figless
figlu test
figment (current term)
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figurabilities
figurability
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figural
figural aftereffect

Literary usage of Figment

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... is shown to be, under certain circumstances, a figment of the imagination induced by over-indulgence in the favorite "bait" of fishermen. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... called the fiscus; but as the Senate became a mere name, the figment of two treasuries was gradually abolished. Augustus established also a military ..."

3. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... regard to the Deity been a mere figment or invention of .politicians, to promote their own ends, and keep men in obedience and subjection under them, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... claim of certain Modernist writers that their views on the evolution of dogma were connected with Newman's theory of development is the merest figment. ..."

5. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1851)
"... is denounced and discarded as a purely diabolical figment, brought in under the Papacy in complete contradiction to the original sense of the Gospel, ..."

6. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"That figment rejected. The late testimony of Dr. Lightfoot to this purpose. The rise of the opinion of the novelty of the points. Of Elias Levita. ..."

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