# number meaning

EN[ˈnʌm.bə] [ˈnʌm.bɚ] [ˈnʌmə] [ˈnʌmɚ]US US adjective

WNumber

- A number is a mathematical object used to count, measure and label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, and so forth. A notational symbol that represents a number is called a numeral.
- In mathematics, the notion of number has been extended over the centuries to include 0, negative numbers, rational numbers such as and , real numbers such as and , complex numbers, which extend the real numbers by including ,
- Besides their practical uses, numbers have cultural significance throughout the world. For example, in Western society the number 13 is regarded as unlucky, and "a million" may signify "a lot.

- NounPLnumbers
- NC An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
- Zero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all
**numbers**.

- Zero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all
- NC A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.
- The
**number**8 is usually made with a single stroke.

- The
- NC (mathematics) A member of one of several classes: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.
- The equation includes the most important
**numbers**: 1, 0, , , and .

- The equation includes the most important
- (Followed by a numeral; used attributively) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.
- Horse
**number**5 won the race.

- Horse
- Quantity.
- From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. [ …]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing
**number**of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.

- From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. [ …]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing
- A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.
- Her passport
**number**is C01X864TN.

- Her passport
- NC INF A telephone number.
- (grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.
- Adjectives and nouns should agree in gender,
**number**, and case.

- Adjectives and nouns should agree in gender,
- (now rare, in the plural) Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.
- NC A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.
- For his second
**number**, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".

- For his second
- NC INF A person.
- NC INF An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.
- SLA (chiefly US) A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer.
- (dated) An issue of a periodical publication.
- the latest
**number**of a magazine

- the latest

- NC An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
- VerbSGnumbersPRnumberingPT, PPnumbered
- Adjective
- comparative form of numb: more numb.

- comparative form of numb: more numb.
- More Examples
- Used in the Middle of Sentence
- With the notion of uncorrelatedness for random variables under the sublinear expectation, a weak law of large
**numbers**is obtained. - Here, the recovered centropyxids are also phenotypically diverse, with multiple
**numbers**of spines that we divide into morphotypes, or variants, based on the absolute**number**of spines. - Minimum age of Maiasaura individuals was determined by counting the
**number**of annually deposited lines of arrested growth (see [10 –12 ] for descriptions of skeletochronology methods).

- With the notion of uncorrelatedness for random variables under the sublinear expectation, a weak law of large
- Used in the Ending of Sentence
- 2/1 and 3/2 and 4/3 and 8/7 are all examples of superparticular
**numbers**. - It's odd there were no twos in the winning lottery
**numbers**. - How much is that Rolls Royce? We are talking telephone
**numbers**.

- 2/1 and 3/2 and 4/3 and 8/7 are all examples of superparticular

- Used in the Middle of Sentence

## Definition of __number__ in English Dictionary

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