A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement. Also called a figure of speech.
Figure in wood is the design or distinctive markings produced by annual growth rings, rays, knots, deviation from regular grain such as interlocked and wavy grain, and irregular attractive discoloration. Figured wood is a small percentage of the total yield and is only available as an exclusive grade from mills who take the extra steps to separate it from the mainstream production. Most flooring mills do not make the distinction and include it with the rest of the flooring. Figured wood flooring has limited availability and is priced at a premium. Birdseye Maple or Curly Birch are examples of figured wood. Other words used to describe various figures are quilted, tiger, and flame.
The appearance given to the surface of wood. It includes swirls, rays, knot marks, whorls, birds eye, quilting, and other deviations from regular grain. Figure can include grain, but it is separate from the growth rings and is a product of only vaguely understood and mysterious natural processes which involve environment, stresses during growth, genetic factors, fairy dust, and the results of tree dryads decorating their homes. Fortunately, like most beauty in life, we don't have to understand it to enjoy it.
A standardized step pattern which, together with other patterns, constitute the basis of a dance. Patrón estandarizado que, conjuntamente con otros patrones, constituye la base de la coreografía de un baile.
Figure is a term applied to certain patterns formed naturally in wood; it may be enhanced by specialized cutting techniques that accentuate normal markings. Many types of figure are described as optical illusions normally perceived by viewers. Figure also may be caused by uneven coloration resulting from pigmentation in wood.
In wood, certain characteristic marking or patterning other than the customary straight grain. These figures are described, somewhat Rorschach-like, as curls, burls, mottles, feathers, crotches, burls, waves, crossfire, etc.
Referes to the visible growth pattern in a piece of wood that is in addition to the normal grain. Figure-topped guitars include options such as "quilted maple, birdseye maple, flame top, tiger stripe etc.... These types of wood are finished with clear or see-through finishings so that the figure adds to the look of the guitar. - Category: Recording
A diagram or drawing, made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surfaces; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
(i) An image, map, graph, photograph, illustration, etc., inserted into a book. It can have text wrapping around it, have its own space or take up whole PAGEs. Figures normally have a CAPTION. (ii) an ARABIC or ROMAN NUMERAL.
A photograph or drawing of a product or part under consideration for Listing (or other) that depicts the critical features or components; its main purpose is to assist the Field Representative under UL's FUS Program. A Figure is always identified by a "Fig." number and is accompanied in the UL Report and/or FUS Procedure by descriptive text on adjacent pages (see also Illustration ).
In music, a figure is a recurring fragment or succession of notes that may be used to construct the accompaniment. A figure is distinguished from a motif in that a figure is background while a motif is foreground: "A figure resembles a moulding in architecture: it is 'open at both ends', so as to be endlessly repeatable. In hearing a phrase as a figure, rather than a motif, we are at the same time placing it in the background, even if it is...strong and melodious."
marks the spot at which a graphic is to be inserted in a document. Attributes may be used to indicate an SGML entity containing the image itself (in some non-SGML notation); paragraphs within the figure element may be used to transcribe captions.
Place a picture as block- or inline-element Parent elements All elements that may contain block elements and Child elements (caption, label?)?, img Attribute Value Meaning align left | center | right Controls the horizontal alignment of the figure. If the figure is set as an inline element in a paragraph, only left and right are allowed. float yes | no Decide if figure should float. If yes, L X will try to automatically find a good spot in the text to place it.
the primary or positive shape in a design; a shape which is noticeably separated from the surrounding ground or negative shape. The figure is the dominant, advancing shape in a figure-ground relationship.(Mary Stewart, University of Northern Illinois)
A figure in writing and publishing is any graphic, text, table or other representation that is unaligned from the main flow of text. Figures are commonly found in scientific and non-scientific articles, but also in books. Some books will have a table of figuresâ€”in addition to the table of contentsâ€”that lists centrally all the figures appearing in the work.
What this whole silly buisness is based on. A figure can be anything from a tiny half-inch TIE Fighter Pilot in Galoob's Star Wars Action Fleet to a 10-inch Daredevil from Toy Biz's Marvel Universe Deluxe line.
a set of patterned steps which the whole set does together. Each tradition has its own set of figures (there is considerable overlap between traditions), which are generally the same in all of the dances of that tradition