Figure refers to an object that is in the foreground of a person’s visual range. For instance, if we look out across a field towards a mountain range, we might see trees or animals that show up against the background of mountains. These trees or animals would be referred to as “figures.”
See also: Ground and Figure-Ground
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Mohammed Looti, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES (2023) Figure. Retrieved from https://scales.arabpsychology.com/terms/figure/. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31575.96163