Definition A figure

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(These) figures (are interesting): (These) statistics, facts, numbers, data (are interesting)
Could you send over those figures I asked for? Could you send me those numbers and statistics I asked for?
Kevin earns a six-figure salary. Kevin earns a salary with six numbers (for example 100,000 or 500,000)

(to keep one's) figure: (to stay) fit, in shape, healthy; (to keep one's) size, shape (body)
I'm trying to watch my figure. I'm trying to take care of my body.

a (political) figure: an influential person (in politics)
Pronunciation examples
UK: Icarus is a key figure at Delavigne, and obsessed with figures.
US: I keep my figure by exercising twice a day.


  • "Tomorrow morning I have to finish an interim financial report, and Kevin still hasn't gotten back to me with the figures I need from the factories in Asia, and I already asked him eight times, and Bruno's going to be furious if the finished report isn't on his desk by 12."
  • "I would appreciate it if you could check these figures, and get to the bottom of this."
  • "Accounting at your level, Icarus, isn't just about figures on a page, it's about having a feel for those numbers, and knowing what they represent in real life."
  • "According to your figures, we've got more than 2 million dollars' worth of Moulin Magic in our central San Francisco warehouse."
  • "He is a magnetic, popular figure, known as much for his business acumen as he is for his charity work and intense affection for dogs."
  • "I'm used to hearing figures like "30,000" from small clients."
  • "Is there an error in the figures?"
  • "Those same scientists predict that this figure is likely to increase in coming years."
  • "The auditing team noticed some inconsistencies in Leeson's figures."
  • "Kevin : The figures you quoted in your e-mails are very intriguing, Mrs Lee."

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