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 for figuring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Figure \Fig"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Figured; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Figuring.] [F. figurer, L. figurare, fr. figura. See
     Figure, n.]
     1. To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an
        image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into
        a determinate form; to shape.
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              If love, alas! be pain I bear,
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              No thought can figure, and no tongue declare.Prior.
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     2. To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
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              The vaulty top of heaven
              Figured quite o'er with burning meteors. --Shak.
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     3. To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
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              As through a crystal glass the figured hours are
              seen.                                 --Dryden.
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     4. To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
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              Whose white vestments figure innocence. --Shak.
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     5. To prefigure; to foreshow.
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              In this the heaven figures some event. --Shak.
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     6. (Mus.)
        (a) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other
            characters, in order to indicate the accompanying
        (b) To embellish.
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     To figure out, to solve; to compute or find the result of.
     To figure up, to add; to reckon; to compute the amount of.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn:
           calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning]

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