[ fig-yer-it ]
/ ˈfɪg yər ɪt /
a number having the property that the same number of equally spaced dots can be arranged in the shape of a regular geometrical figure.
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Origin of figurate number
First recorded in 1605–15
Words nearby figurate number
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