figurate number

[ fig-yer-it ]
/ ˈfɪg yər ɪt /

noun Mathematics.

a number having the property that the same number of equally spaced dots can be arranged in the shape of a regular geometrical figure.

Nearby words

  1. figural,
  2. figurally,
  3. figurant,
  4. figurante,
  5. figurate,
  6. figuration,
  7. figurative,
  8. figurative language,
  9. figuratively,
  10. figure

Origin of figurate number

First recorded in 1605–15

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