Multiple-meaning words are words that take on different meanings in different contexts. Whereas a word like lucrative has only one meaning (producing a profit), a multiple-meaning word like figure is used in a variety of ways, depending on the subject. You might learn about a historical figure in history class, calculate a figure in math class, or analyze a figure of speech in English class.
Multiple-meaning words are especially important on the new SAT since you'll have to define them in Words in Context questions.
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