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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fig·ured a.
 1. Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin.
 2. Not literal; figurative. [Obs.]
 3. Mus. (a) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See Figurate, 3. (b) Indicated or noted by figures.
 Figured bass. See Continued bass, under Continued.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 figured bass
      n : a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers
          to indicate the chords to be played [syn: basso continuo,
           continuo, thorough bass]