a contrived or fantastic idea
"a figment of the imagination"
A fabrication, fantasy, invention; something fictitious.
Origin: From figmentum, from fingo; see fiction, feign.
an invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined
Origin: [L. figmentum, fr. fingere to form, shape, invent, feign. See Feign.]
Figment, a small purple dragon, occasionally seen sporting a yellow sweater, is the mascot of the Imagination! pavilion at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. He is extensively seen in Epcot merchandise. The Journey Into Imagination pavilion opened with the rest of EPCOT Center on October 1, 1982, but the Journey Into Imagination dark ride did not open until March 5, 1983. In the original attraction, Dreamfinder, a jolly wizard-like scientist, teaches Figment how to use his imagination. Figment is meant to be the literal embodiment of the phrase "figment of the imagination". He is composed of various elements Dreamfinder found in his travels including two tiny wings, large yellow eyes, the horns of a steer, a crocodile's snout, and the childish delight found at a birthday party. Figment is described in detail in the Dreamfinder's song "One Little Spark". Dreamfinder introduces him: "Two tiny wings, eyes big and yellow, horns of a steer, but a lovable fellow. From head to tail, he's royal purple pigment, and there, voila, you've got a Figment." Though taking on many disguises within the attractions, including being a superhero, a cowboy, a knight, a skunk, a dancer, a mountain climber, and a pirate, Figment seems to have some special aspirations to be an astronaut, from being seen in a spacesuit in the original and current attractions to dialogue in the original stating "I wish I could be an astronaut. I bet I can use imagination to discover all kinds of new things!" Because of this, Figment is frequently portrayed in merchandising in a spacesuit, in addition to some of his other roles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fig′ment, n. a fabrication or invention. [L. figmentum—fingĕre, to form.]
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The numerical value of figment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of figment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of figment in a Sentence
The Islamic state is a figment of their imagination. They are just going into your house and saying they have taken over.
You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination.
Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege.
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- Fantasieprodukt, Erfindung, HirngespinstGerman
- quimera, espejismo, ensueño, ficciónSpanish
- rêve, illusion, déconnage, roman, divagation, fiction, vue de l'esprit, fantasmagorie, utopie, vaticination, rêvasserie, chimèreFrench
- фикция, выдумка, вымысел, домысел, ложьRussian
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