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figure,

in music, short melodic or rhythmic pattern, the smallest grouping of notes that will produce a single distinct impression. In this sense figure is synonymous with motivemotive
or motif
, in music, a short phrase or passage of two or more notes and repeated or elaborated throughout the composition. The term is usually used synonymously with figure.
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. In music before the 18th cent., a figure had an additional meaning of symbolic significance; it was an illustration in sound of textual details, e.g., a descending group of notes for any word expressing descent. As such, it was part of musical rhetoric.

Figure

Sculptural representation of a person or animal.

Figure

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Figure is an older term for an astrological chart.

figure

[′fig·yər]
(materials)
The natural grain of wood, especially when it is cut as a veneer.

figure

Pattern and natural markings in a wood surface formed by an unusual arrangement or color of the wood fibers and rays. These deviations produce such figures as blister, bird’s-eye, fiddleback, etc.

figure

1. any written symbol other than a letter, esp a whole number
2. another name for digit
3. an amount expressed numerically
4. a representation in painting or sculpture, esp of the human form
5. a pattern or design, as on fabric or in wood
6. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
7. Geometry any combination of points, lines, curves, or planes. A plane figure, such as a circle, encloses an area; a solid figure such as a sphere, encloses a volume
8. Logic one of the four possible arrangements of the three terms in the premises of a syllogism
9. Music
a. a numeral written above or below a note in a part
b. a characteristic short pattern of notes
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In contrast to melanoma with regression, cytologic atypia and pleomorphism are not reported in SNPF, and mitotic figures are typically absent or few and restricted to the junctional melanocytic proliferation.
4: Image shows typical mitotic figures (white arrow, hematoxylin and eosin stain, x200).
As mentioned, the tumor in our patient featured local invasion, including vascular invasion, and a high number of mitotic figures without atypical cells; these characteristics meet the criteria of Folpe et al (2) for low malignant potential.
In the liver, most hepatic parenchyma was replaced by sheets of proliferating melanocytes, with up to 3 mitotic figures per high power field.
A: Photomicrograph showing atypical spindle cells with marked pleomorphism, and frequent mitotic figures (H&E, x40); B: Immunohistochemical stain showing negative staining for AFP (x60); C: Immunohistochemical stain showing negative staining for cam 5.
Most experts consider CBNs as atypical when they are large, (>5-10 cm), ulcerated, show marked nuclear pleomorphism, and have more than 3 to 4 mitotic figures per [mm.
Moderate anisocytosis and anisokaryosis and mitotic figures were variable (0-4 per high power field).
Mitotic activity is low and atypical mitotic figures are not seen.
On histopathology, the tumour had a multinodular appearance, composed of atypical oval to spindle-shaped cells with several mitotic figures, very focal intracytoplasmic melanin pigment deposition and interspersed lymphocytes - these features confirmed the diagnosis of an amelanotic metastatic malignant melanoma.
Histopathologic examination showed that the mass was composed of sheets of spindle-shaped cells with pleomorphic nuclei, numerous mitotic figures, mononucleated or multinucleated giant cells, and typical strap cells.
Although not characteristic, mild cytologic atypia and occasional mitotic figures may be present; however, necrosis is not found.
Cells demonstrated moderate cellular atypia and few mitotic figures.