number

the number of a noun or noun phrase generally corresponds to the number of real world entities referred to (e.g. singular NPs denote single individuals ( a table), plural NPs denote collections of individuals ( two tables). However the relationship between real number and grammatical number is not always straightforward - trousers is plural in form yet denotes a singular entity (as in the committee are considering that question this afternoon) and some nouns do not have distinct singular and plural forms ( sheep, salmon). ...

number

[n] - a concept of quantity derived from zero and units 2. [n] - a select company of people 3. [n] - a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification 4. [n] - the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural...
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Number

See also FASCICLE (228), ISSUE (308), PART (404) A single issue of a serial or series
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Number

Num'ber noun [ Middle English nombre , French nombre , Latin numerus ; akin to Greek ... that which is dealt out, from ... to deal out, distribute. See Numb , Nomad , and confer Numerate , Numero , Numerous .] 1. That which admits of b...
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Number

Num'ber transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Numbered ; p. pr & verbal noun Numbering .] [ Middle English nombren , noumbren , French nombrer , from Latin numerare , numeratum . See Numbe...
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number

1. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate. 'If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.' (Gen. Xiii. 16) ... 2. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude. 'He was numbered with the transgressors.' (Is. Liii. 12) ... 3. To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a...
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number

noun an item of merchandise offered for sale; `she preferred the black nylon number`; `this sweater is an all-wool number`
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number

noun a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; `she refused to give them her Social Security number`
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number

(numĀ“bәr) a symbol, as a figure or word, expressive of a certain value or a specified quantity determined by count.
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Number

• (n.) Numerousness; multitude. • (n.) Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things. • (n.) 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. • (n.) That which i...
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number

(from the article `Greek language`) ...and neuter, concerns only the substantive (noun), adjective, and pronoun. The category of person (first, second, and third person) is restricted ... The inflectional categories of the noun were case, number, and gender. Eight cases can be reconstructed: nominative, for the subject of a verb; ... ...
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number

any of the positive or negative integers, or any of the set of all real or complex numbers, the latter containing all numbers of the form a + bi, ... [1 related articles]
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number

An abstract measure of quantity. The most familiar numbers are the natural numbers, 0, 1, 2, ..., used for counting. If negative numbers are included, the result is the integers. Ratios of integers are called rational numbers, which can be expressed as terminating or repeating decimals. If all infin...
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number

number, entity describing the magnitude or position of a mathematical object or extensions of these concepts.Sections in this article:IntroductionThe Natural NumbersThe Integers and Rational NumbersThe Real NumbersThe Complex NumbersThe Algebraic and Transcendental NumbersBibliography
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Number

The number system of mathematical analysis may be described as follows -- with reference, not to historical, but to one possible logical order. First are the non-negative integers 0, 1, 2, 3, . . . , for which the operations of addition and multiplication are determined. They are ordered by a relation not greater than -- which we shall denote by R....
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Number

Number is slang for a cannabis or marijuana cigarette.
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number

Type: Term Pronunciation: nŭm′bĕr Definitions: 1. A symbol expressive of a certain value or of a specific quantity determined by count. 2. The place of any unit in a series.
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number

(mathematics) Click images to enlargeSymbol used in counting or measuring. In mathematics, there are various kinds of number. The everyday number system is the decimal (`proceeding by tens`) system, using the base ten. Real numbers in...
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number

(language) In grammar, the feature of a noun, verb, or pronoun that denotes whether it is singular or plural. The number of a noun will determine the number of its verb; singular nouns and pronouns usually take a singular verb (`The cat runs`), and plural nouns and pronouns usual...
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Number

[sports] In team sports, the number, often referred to as the uniform number, squad number, jersey number, shirt number, sweater number, or similar (with such naming differences varying by sport and region) is the number worn on a player`s uniform, to identify and distinguish each player (and sometimes others, such as coaches and officials)...
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Number

A number is a mathematical object used to count, label, and measure. In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as {num|0}, negative numbers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. Mathematical operations are certain procedures that take one or more numbers as...
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Number

[music] In music, number refers to an individual song, dance, or instrumental piece which is part of a larger work of musical theatre, opera, or oratorio. It can also refer either to an individual song in a published collection or an individual song or dance in a performance of several unrelated musical pieces as in concerts and revues. Bot...
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number

A grammatical category which refers to quantity, usually along a binary axis, singular vs. plural, although some languages have other number distinctions involving a dual or a paucal category (referring to a few items).
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number

Number is a way of signalling how many entities are involved, for example through the forms of NOUNS, PRONOUNS and VERBS. English, French, and German have two numbers, singular (he) and plural (they). Tok Pisin and Old English, etc add dual number; Fijian trial. Number is often used to signal other things then sheer quantity, for instance social re...
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