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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Figment  \Fig"ment\,  n.  [L.  figmentum  fr  fingere  to  form 
  shape,  invent,  feign.  See  {Feign}.] 
  An  invention;  a  fiction;  something  feigned  or  imagined. 
 
  Social  figments,  feints,  and  formalism.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  It  carried  rather  an  appearance  of  figment  and 
  invention  .  .  .  than  of  truth  and  reality.  --Woodward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  figment 
  n  :  a  contrived  or  fantastic  idea;  "a  figment  of  the 
  imagination" 




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