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noun fig·ment \ˈfig-mənt\

Simple Definition of figment

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of figment

  1. :  something made up or contrived

Examples of figment in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of figment

Middle English, from Latin figmentum, from fingere to shape — more at dough


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with figment



FIGMENT Defined for Kids

figment

noun fig·ment \ˈfig-mənt\

Definition of figment for Students

  1. :  something imagined or made up <I thought I saw her, but it must have been a figment of my imagination.>




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