The definition of a figment is something imagined.(noun)
When you believe that a monster lives under your bed and there is no monster living there, the monster is an example of a figment of your imagination.
See figment in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L figmentum < fingere, to form: see dough
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin figmentum
Origin: , from fingere, to form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.
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