Origin of figmentMiddle English from Classical Latin figmentum from fingere, to form: see dough
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.
Something invented, made up, or fabricated: just a figment of the imagination.
Origin of figmentMiddle English from Latin figmentum from fingere to form ; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.
- Often used in the form "a figment of [someone's] imagination".
- SAD was once thought to be a figment of an individual's imagination but what research now tells us is that SAD is a real disorder that has an actual clinical diagnosis.
- It insists that all thought is personal and purposive and that "pure"' thought is a figment.
- Proper Iberian race, that the Basques were always shut in by alien races, that their affinity is still to seek, and that the whole Basque-Iberian theory is a figment.