single figures

noun

Definition of single figures

chiefly US

  1. :  a number or percentage that is 9 or less They won the game by single figures. The state's unemployment rate is in the single figures.

Word by Word Definitions

singleplay
  1. :  not married

    :  of or relating to celibacy

    :  unaccompanied by others :  lone, sole

  1. :  a separate individual person or thing

    :  a recording having one short tune on each side

    :  a music recording having two or more tracks that is shorter than a full-length album

  1. :  to advance or score (a base runner) by a single

    :  to bring about the scoring of (a run) by a single

    :  to make a single in baseball

figureplay figures
  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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