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figment

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1 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
  • 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

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2 something that is the product of the imagination
  • thus far, the invisible human being has been nothing more than a figment of fantasy writers

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The first known use of figment was in the 15th century

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“Figment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/figment. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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