single figures

noun

Definition of single figures

chiefly US
: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

single play
  1. : not married

  2. : of or relating to celibacy

  3. : unaccompanied by others : lone, sole

  1. : a separate individual person or thing

  2. : an unmarried person and especially one young and socially active

  3. : a recording having one short tune on each side

  1. : to select or distinguish from a number or group

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

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

figure play figures
  1. : a number symbol : numeral, digit

  2. : arithmetical calculations

  3. : a written or printed character

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

  2. : to decorate with a pattern

  3. : to indicate or represent by numerals


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