Definition of Number. Meaning of Number. Synonyms of Number
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Definition of Number
NumberNumber Num"ber, n. [OE. nombre, F. nombre, L. numerus; akin to
Gr. ? that which is dealt out, fr. ? to deal out, distribute.
See Numb, Nomad, and cf. Numerate, Numero,
1. That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or
an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection
of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things
expressible by figures.
2. A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a
Ladies are always of great use to the party they
espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.
3. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to
put a number on a door.
4. Numerousness; multitude.
Number itself importeth not much in armies where the
people are of weak courage. --Bacon.
5. The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds
out of number. --2 Esdras
6. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate
7. That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as
divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry,
verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. --Pope.
8. (Gram.) The distinction of objects, as one, or more than
one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two),
expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word;
thus, the singular number and the plural number are the
names of the forms of a word indicating the objects
denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than
9. (Math.) The measure of the relation between quantities or
things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity
which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical
Abstract number, Abundant number, Cardinal number, etc.
See under Abstract, Abundant, etc.
In numbers, in numbered parts; as, a book published in
numbers. NumberNumber Num"ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbered; p. pr & vb. n.
Numbering.] [OE. nombren, noumbren, F. nombrer, fr. L.
numerare, numeratum. See Number, n.]
1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to
If a man can number the dust of the earth, then
shall thy seed also be numbered. --Gen. xiii.
2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
He was numbered with the transgressors. --Is. liii.
3. To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the
place of in a series by order of number; to designate the
place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses
in a street, or the apartments in a building.
4. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of;
as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Thy tears can not number the dead. --Campbell.
Numbering machine, a machine for printing consecutive
numbers, as on railway tickets, bank bills, etc.
Syn: To count; enumerate; calculate; tell.
Meaning of Number from wikipedia
- A number
is a mathematical object
used to count, measure, and label. The original examples
are the natural numbers
1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth. Numbers
- The atomic number
or proton number
(symbol Z) of a chemical element
is the number
of protons found
in the nucleus
atom of that element. The atomic...
- In mathematics, a rational number
is a number
that can be expressed
as the quotient
p/q of two integers, a numerator
p and a non-zero denominator...
- A Number
is a 2002 play by the English playwright Caryl Churchill which addresses
of human cloning
and identity, especially nature versus
- A prime number
(or a prime) is a natural number greater
than 1 that is not a product
of two smaller natural
numbers. A natural number greater
than 1 that...
- (forty-two) is the natural number
41 and precedes
43. Forty-two (42) is a pronic number
and an abundant number
; its prime factorization
2 · 3 · 7...
- In Indian
cinema, an item number
or item song is a musical number inserted
into a film that may or may not have any relevance
to the plot. The term is...
- In optics, the f-number
of an optical system
such as a camera
lens is the ratio
of the system's focal length
to the diameter
of the entrance pupil
- 3 (three) is a number
, numeral, and glyph. It is the natural number following
2 and preceding
4, and is the smallest
odd prime number
. It has religious...
- 1 (one, also called
unit, and unity) is a number
, and a numerical digit
used to represent
in numerals. It represents
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