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figure on

Definition of figure on

US informal

  1. 1 :  to expect to get or have (something) <They weren't figuring on the extra income.>

  2. 2 :  to plan to do (something) <I figure on going downtown later today.>



Word by Word Definitions

figureplay
  1. :  a number symbol :  numeral, digit

    :  arithmetical calculations

    :  a written or printed character

  1. :  to represent by or as if by a figure or outline

    :  to decorate with a pattern

    :  to write figures over or under (the bass) in order to indicate the accompanying chords


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