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[74e] including straight equally with round under that term. For that is your statement, is it not?

It is.

And in making it, do you mean to say that round is no more round than straight, or straight no more straight than round?

No, to be sure, Socrates.

What you mean is that the round shape is no more a figure than the straight, or the straight than the round.

Quite right.

Then what can this thing be, which bears the name of figure? Try and tell me. Suppose that, on being asked this question by someone,

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