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# Abstract Number

## Definition of the noun Abstract Number

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noun

1. A number used without application to things, as 6, 8, 10; but when applied to any thing, as 6 feet, 10 men, it becomes concrete.

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### Robinson's Progressive Practical Arithmetic (1877)

Containing the Theory of Numbers, in Connection with Concise Analytic and Synthetic Methods of Solution, and Designed as a Complete Text-book on this Science : for Common Schools and Academies by Horatio Nelson Robinson, Daniel W. Fish

An Abstract Number is a number used without reference to any particular thing or quantity.

### The national arithmetic (1857)

on the inductive system, combining the analytic and synthetic methods : in which the principle of the science are fully explained and illustrated : designed for common schools and academies by Benjamin Greenleaf

An abstract number is a number whose unit is abstract ; as, one, six, nine. 7. A concrete or denominate number is a number whose unit is concrete ; as, one dollar, six pounds, nine men. 8. A simple number is a unit, or a collection of units, ...

### The public school arithmetic (1859)

in which the elements of the science are defined, its principles demonstrated, its methods explained, and its common applications abundantly exemplified : designed for public schools and academies by Philotus Dean

An abstract number is an expression of quantity without reference to its kind ; as two, nine, seventy-five, &c. Art. 5. In reference to the mode of expressing numbers , Arithmetic is either oral or written. Oral Arithmetic treats of numbers as spoken.

### A Theoretical and Practical Arithmetic (1825)

In which the Principles of that Science are Clearly and Fully Explained; Being Intended as an Introduction to the Higher Branches of Mathematics by Bézout

An abstract number is that which is not applied to any determined species, number 6. 6. A concrete number is always applied to some kind of thing, number 6. 7. Numeration is the art of expressing and representing numbers, number 7. 8.

### The Intermediate Arithmetic (1865)

Containing All the Matter Usually Presented in a Practical Arithmetic, So Simplified as to Adapt it to Beginners : with the Most Approved Models and Analysis : for Public Schools and Academies by Philotus Dean

An abstract number is an expression of quantity without reference to its kind; as, three, seven, twenty-four, &c. Questions.

### American Machinist (1909)

An abstract number is a number that has no reference to any special kind of quantity. The important feature of this difference consists in this : concrete numbers depend upon the units used, whereas abstract numbers are independent of the ...

### Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1975)

Volume 13 - Inventories of Books to Korea: Libraries in the Republic of by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

The data in the flag area are the kind of segment and a description of a segment such as record number, abstract number, signs indicating proofreading processes, and classification code. The data in the information area of the record are ...

### Mathematics Illustrated Dictionary (2003)

Facts, Figures, and People by Jeanne Bendick

abstract number. A number itself, without reference to any particular object or set of elements. Numerals are the written representations of abstract numbers. abundant number or ...

### London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Thus six is an abstract number, when not applied to any thing; but if we say six feet, six becomes a concrete number. See NUMBER. ABSTRACTI, a name given to a sect among the Lutherans. ABSTRACTITIOUS, in pharmacy, a term used to ...

### The Encyclopædia Britannica, or, Dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature (1853)

As the multiplier points out the number of articles to be added, it is always an abstract number, and has no reference to any value or measure whatever. It is therefore quite improper to attempt the multiplication of shillings by shillings, or to ...

### Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Abstract Numbers, are assemblages of units, considered in themselves, without denoting any particular and determined articles. Thus 6 is a abstract number, when not applied to any thing ; but if we fay 6 feet, 6 becomes a concrete lumber.

### The Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics (2009)

by John Daintith, Richard Rennie

abstract number A number regarded simply as a number, without reference ...

### Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Abstract Numbers, are assemblages of units, considered in themselves, without denoting any particular and determinate things. Thus six is an abstract number, when not applied to any thing; but if we say 6 feet, 6 becomes a concrete number.

### The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Abstract Numbers, are assemblages of units, considered in themselves, without denoting any particular and determinate things. Thus, six is an abstract number when not applied to any thing ; but if we say 6 feet, 6 becomes a concrete number .

### A mathematical and philosophical dictionary: containing an explanation of the terms, and an account of the several subjects, comprized under the heads mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy both natural and experimental (1795)

by Charles Hutton

Abstract Number, is a number, or collection of units, considered in itself, without being applied to denote a collection of any particular and determinate things. So, for example, 3 is an abstract number, so far as it is not applied to something : but ...

### The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

If, however, we count these three as one, two, three, then the number of times we count is an abstract number. Thus number in the abstract is the number of times that the act of counting is performed in any particular case. This, however, is a ...

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