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FIG (figged, figging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does FIG mean? 

FIG (noun)
  The noun FIG has 4 senses:

1. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
2. Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
3. a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
4. fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

  Familiarity information: FIG used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIG (noun)


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Meaning:

A diagram or picture illustrating textual material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

fig; figure

Context example:

the area covered can be seen from Figure 2

Hypernyms ("fig" is a kind of...):

illustration (artwork that helps make something clear or attractive)


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Meaning:

Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

common fig; common fig tree; Ficus carica; fig

Hypernyms ("fig" is a kind of...):

fig tree (any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature)

Meronyms (parts of "fig"):

fig (fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried)

syconium (the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fig"):

caprifig; Ficus carica sylvestris (wild variety of the common fig used to facilitate pollination of certain figs)


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Meaning:

A Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Libyan Islamic Group; Libyan Islamic Fighting Group; Libyan Fighting Group; Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya; FIG

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Libya; Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum)


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Meaning:

Fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("fig" is a kind of...):

edible fruit (edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh)

Holonyms ("fig" is a part of...):

common fig; common fig tree; Ficus carica; fig (Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit)


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