Figment meaning

fĭgmənt
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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.

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Something merely imagined or made up in the mind.
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Something invented, made up, or fabricated.

Just a figment of the imagination.

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Origin of figment

  • Middle English from Latin figmentum from fingere to form dheigh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin figmentum (“anything made, a fiction”), from fingō (“make, form, feign”); see fiction, feign.

    From Wiktionary