Figure 8

Figure 8

Figure 8 might refer to:
*Figure 8, an expression describing a Lissajous curve that resembles the number 8
*Figure 8, a circle that turns around upon itself, on its side is a symbol for infinity
*Figure eight knot, (also called a Flemish Knot), is a type of stopper knot and a mathematical theory

Math and science
*Figure 8 Orbit provides a stable solution to the three-body problem
*Analemma, a type of figure 8 that describes the position of the Sun over the course of a year
*Lemniscate, of Jakob Bernoulli, a type of mathematical curve that resembles a figure 8
*Figure 8 Puffer, a common name for Tetraodon biocellatus, a breed of pufferfish
*In topology, the rose with two petals

*Figure 8, the basis for compulsory figures in figure skating
*Figure 8 dribbling, an exercise drill for basketball
*Figure Eight, a piece of climbing equipment; see descender
*Figure 8 racing, a category of auto racing related to the demolition derby
*Figure 8, a riding pattern used in the training of horses
*Figure 8, a hip movement in Baladi dancing

*Figure 8, a pick-up pattern in certain microphones
*Figure 8 roller coaster, a Roller coaster track design
*Figure 8 Communications Cable, a type of self-supporting aerial communications cable

*Figure Eight Island, in North Carolina
*"Figure 8" (album), a 2000 album recorded by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith
*Figureight, a community arts organisation from the inner-city of Sydney, Australia
*Figure 8 power connector, IEC connector C7 type for electrical appliances
*Figure 8 Films, a film production company

ee also

* Figure
* Eight

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  • figure — [ figyr ] n. f. • Xe; lat. figura « forme » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Forme extérieure d un corps. ⇒ aspect. Des outils « dont il ne connaît ni l usage, ni le nom, ni la figure » (La Bruyère). ♢ Mod. N avoir plus figure humaine : être si mal en point que la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • figuré — figure [ figyr ] n. f. • Xe; lat. figura « forme » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Forme extérieure d un corps. ⇒ aspect. Des outils « dont il ne connaît ni l usage, ni le nom, ni la figure » (La Bruyère). ♢ Mod. N avoir plus figure humaine : être si mal …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Figure — Fig ure (f[i^]g [ u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See {Feign}.] 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. [1913 Webster] Flowers have all exquisite figures. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • figure — FIGURE. s. f. La forme exterieure d une chose materielle. La figure du corps humain. cet animal, ce poisson est d une estrange figure, voilà une plante d une figure bien bizarre. une estrange figure d homme. une plaisante figure, une sotte figure …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • figuré — figuré, ée (fi gu ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Qui est fait selon une certaine figure.    Terme d anatomie. Élément anatomique figuré, se dit par opposition à éléments anatomiques amorphes ou matières amorphes.    Plan figuré d une maison, d une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Figure — may refer to:*A shape, drawing, or representation *Figure 8 *A person s figure *Miniature representation of something **Action figure, in arts *a number *a type of person, as in Christ figureWriting *a figure in writing is a type of floating… …   Wikipedia

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  • figure — [fig′yər, figyoor; ] often, esp. for v., & Brit always [, fig′ər] n. [ME < OFr < L figura < fingere, to form, shape: see DOUGH] 1. the outline or shape of something; form 2. the shape of the human body; human form 3. a person, esp. one… …   English World dictionary

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  • Figure 8 — Album par Elliott Smith Sortie 18 avril 2000 Durée 52:06 Genre Rock indépendant Producteur Elliott Smith Tom Rothrock Rob Schnapf …   Wikipédia en Français

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