- The definition of a figment is something imagined.
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.
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin figmentum ; from fingere, to form: see dough
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Origin: Middle English, from Latin figmentum, from fingere, to form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.