figuring figuring  /ˈfɪɡ jə rɪŋ/


  • (n) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities



  1. Drugmakers soon came his way, figuring they could save millions of dollars in product development.
  2. But the Duke researchers took the opposite tack: figuring out precisely how to switch the virus from latency to its active stage.
  3. She excelled in recognizing good designs and figuring out which ones could be sold to which stores and at what price.


  1. New Rochelle seeks vision for armory

    Calling all visionaries: The Queen City of the Sound has several acres of prime waterfront land and wants your help figuring out what to do with it.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Fargo police find empty kayak floating on Red River, seek public's help identifying who it belongs to

    FARGO - Police here are asking for help in figuring out why an empty kayak and life jacket were found floating on the Red River today.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  3. Guides to sustainable fish can help in deciding which seafood to eat

    For an environmentally conscious eater, figuring out which fish is okay to consume and which isn’t is complex.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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  1. "He impressed me as a leader who wanted to be strong but was having difficulty figuring out how to do so," Hadley said in a text of the memo published by the Times.
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Stephen Hadley Source:

  2. "You have a less-governed region, a history of fierce independence among tribes," Mr. Obama said. "Those tribes are multiple and sometimes operate at cross purposes, so figuring all that out is going to be much more of a challenge."
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Voice of America

  3. "His two fingers are pretty smashed, but we're figuring out a way to shoot around it, kind of write it into the story," Bay told the syndicated entertainment program.
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Michael Bay Source: FOXNews

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