[ fig-muh nt ]
/ ˈfɪg mənt /


a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion: The noises in the attic were just a figment of his imagination.
a feigned, invented, or imagined story, theory, etc.: biographical and historical figments.

Origin of figment

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin figmentum something made or feigned, equivalent to fig- (base of fingere to mold, feign) + -mentum -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for figment

/ (ˈfɪɡmənt) /


a fantastic notion, invention, or fabricationa figment of the imagination

Word Origin for figment

C15: from Late Latin figmentum a fiction, from Latin fingere to shape
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