figment


fig·ment

noun \ˈfig-mənt\

: something produced by the imagination : something that does not really exist

Full Definition of FIGMENT

:  something made up or contrived

Examples of FIGMENT

  1. <unable to find any tracks in the snow the next morning, I was forced to conclude that the shadowy figure had been a figment of my imagination>
  2. <thus far, the invisible human being has been nothing more than a figment of fantasy writers>

Origin of FIGMENT

Middle English, from Latin figmentum, from fingere to shape — more at dough
First Known Use: 15th century

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