Figure and Picture


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Figure noun – Something that visually explains or decorates a text.
Usage example: the layout editor could have done a better job of getting the figures on the same page as the specific portion of text that they are intended to illustrate

Picture is a synonym for figure in diagram topic. In some cases you can use "Picture" instead the word "Figure" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: figured, figuring, figurine, figuration, fig
Synonyms for Figure


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Picture verb – Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind.
Figure is a synonym for picture in illustration topic. You can use "Figure" instead the word "Picture" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: pictured, picturing
Synonyms for Picture

How words are described

old old figure old picture
good good figure good picture
nice nice figure nice picture
better better figure better picture
Other adjectives: similar, perfect, original, single, small, actual, real, large, big, little, main, famous, white, new, major, giant, iconic.

Common collocations

character figure character picture character
boy figure boy picture boy
way figure way picture way
premise figure premise picture premise
Other nouns: mother, families.

Both words in one sentence

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