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impossible figure

noun

  1. a picture of an object that at first sight looks three-dimensional but cannot be a two-dimensional projection of a real three-dimensional object, for example a picture of a staircase that re-enters itself while appearing to ascend continuously Also calledEscher figure


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The owner of the house had notified them of a raise in rent for the coming year to an absolutely impossible figure.

Application of this factor gives 5,000 for the Kings River, a high but not impossible figure.

To add to his griefs, the supply of food in the island became scarce and prices ran up to an impossible figure.

Like the old drama centering upon the impossible figure of the hero, with a gesticulating crowd in the background.

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