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The Appian Way as it appeared in Piranesi's imagination (1756), from Le Antichità Romane, fanciful figment or scientific illustration?
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The Appian Way as it appeared in Piranesi's imagination (1756), from Le Antichità Romane, fanciful figment or scientific illustration?

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  1. A fabrication, fantasy, invention; something fictitious.

Etymology

From Late Latin figmentum (“anything made, a fiction”), from fingō (“make, form, feign”); see fiction, feign.

Usage notes

  • Often used in the form "a figment of [someone's] imagination".

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