Meaning of figment

fig•ment

Pronunciation: (fig'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion: The noises in the attic were just a figment of his imagination.
  2. a feigned, invented, or imagined story, theory, etc.: biographical and historical figments.
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