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Fun fact! If you start counting at one and spell out the numbers as you go, you won't use the letter "A" until you reach 1,000.
Fun fact! If you were to write down the name of every English number in order (one, two, three, four…) you wouldn’t use a single letter B until you reached one billion.
Fun fact! The word "four" has four letters; in the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.
The word number is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.
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Definition of the noun number
What does number mean as a name of something?
Number is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!
noun - plural: numbers
- the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
- example: the number of parameters is small
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of number: figure
- more generic word: amount = the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
- more specific words:
- multiplicity / numerousness / numerosity = a large number
- preponderance / prevalence = a superiority in numbers or amount
- innumerableness / countlessness = a number beyond counting
- majority / bulk = the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts
- minority = being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
- fewness = the quality of being small in number
- roundness = the quality of being round numbers
- a concept of quantity involving zero and units
- example: every number has a unique position in the sequence
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- more generic term: definite quantity = a specific measure of amount
- more specific terms:
- arity = the number of arguments that a function can take
- co-ordinate / coordinate = a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
- page number / pagination / paging / folio = the system of numbering pages
- decimal = a number in the decimal system
- constant = a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
- oxidation number / oxidation state = the degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule
- cardinality = the number of elements in a set or group
- count = the total number counted
- factor = any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
- Fibonacci number = a number in the Fibonacci sequence
- prime quantity / prime = a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself
- composite number = an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one
- score = a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
- record = the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had
- compound number = a quantity expressed in two different units
- ordinal number / ordinal / no. = the number designating place in an ordered sequence
- cardinal number / cardinal = the number of elements in a mathematical set
- radix / base = the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place
- floating-point number = a number represented in floating-point notation
- fixed-point number = a number represented in fixed-point notation
- atomic number = the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elements
- baryon number = a number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in any subatomic structure
- quota = a prescribed number
- lineage / linage = the number of lines in a piece of printed material
- natural number = the number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedly
- whole number / integer = any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
- addend = a number that is added to another number
- augend = a number to which another number (the addend) is added
- minuend = the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted
- subtrahend = the number to be subtracted from the minuend
- difference / remainder = the number that remains after subtraction
- complex quantity / imaginary number / complex number / imaginary = a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
- second power / square = the product of two equal terms
- third power / cube = the product of three equal terms
- fourth power / biquadratic / biquadrate / quartic = an algebraic equation or function of the fourth degree
- root = a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
- dividend = a number to be divided by another number
- divisor = the number by which a dividend is divided
- quotient = the number obtained by division
- remainder = the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
- multiplier factor / multiplier = the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied
- multiplicand = the number that is multiplied by the multiplier
- a short performance that is part of a longer program
- example: it was one of the best numbers he ever did
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of number: act / bit / routine / turn
- more generic terms: performance / public presentation = a dramatic or musical entertainment
- more specific words: show-stopper / showstopper / stopper = an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
- the number is used in calling a particular telephone
- example: he has an unlisted number
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of number: phone number / telephone number
- more generic words: sign / signal / signaling = any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
- a symbol used to represent a number
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of number: numeral
- more generic word: symbol = an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
- more specific terms:
- Hindu-Arabic numeral / Arabic numeral / Hindu numeral = one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0
- Roman numeral = a symbol in the old Roman notation
- antilogarithm / antilog = the number of which a given number is the logarithm
- one of a series published periodically
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of number: issue
- more generic word: periodical = a publication that appears at fixed intervals
- more specific word: edition = an issue of a newspaper
- member of: serial / serial publication / series = a periodical that appears at scheduled times
- a select company of people
- a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.
- example: she refused to give them her Social Security number
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic term: positive identification = evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system
- more specific terms:
- bank identification number / ABA transit number / BIN = an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations
- registration number / license number = the number on the license plate that identifies the car that bears it
- Social Security number = the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
- personal identification number / PIN number / PIN = a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
- a clothing measurement
- example: a number 13 shoe
- usage: colloquialism
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- more generic word: size = the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements
- a numbered item in a series
- example: take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic word: item = a whole individual unit
- 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)
- example: in English the subject and the verb must agree in number
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic terms: grammatical category / syntactic category = a category of words having the same grammatical properties
- an item of clothing
- examples: she preferred the black nylon number | this sweater is an all-wool number
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- more generic words: merchandise / product / ware = commodities offered for sale
Alternative definition of the noun number
noun
- [countable] An abstract entity used to describe quantity.
- synonym: scalar
- [countable] A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer
- [countable, mathematics] A member of one of several classes: natural numbers,integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.
- [context: 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.
- See Quantity.
- [grammar] Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.
- [context: now rare, in plural] Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.
- [countable] A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.
- [countable] [informal] A person
- [countable] [informal] An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one
- [countable] [informal] A telephone number
- A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, auotmobiles, and various other items.
- [slang, chiefly US] A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer.
Definition of the verb number
What does number mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: numbered | numbering | numbers
- add up in number or quantity
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of number: add up / amount / come / total
- more generic word: be = have the quality of being
- more specific terms:
- work out = be calculated
- outnumber = be larger in number
- average out / average = amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
- make = add up to
- give numbers to
- example: You should number the pages of the thesis
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- more generic words: denominate / designate = assign a name or title to
- more specific words: paginate / foliate / page = number the pages of a book or manuscript
- enumerate
- example: We must number the names of the great mathematicians
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonym of number: list
- more generic words: identify / name = give the name or identifying characteristics of
- more specific words: itemise / itemize = place on a list of items
- put into a group
- determine the number or amount of
- syntax:
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] The curator classified the artifacts [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause] She classified the works as 'dangerous' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in [Destination] She classified the articles into different genres Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): bracket, catalogue, categorize, chunk, class, classify, code, grade, group, isolate, lump, reclassify, recode, regroup, separate, sort, sort out.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of number: count / enumerate / numerate
- more generic terms: ascertain / determine / find / find out = establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
- more specific terms:
- syntax:
- place a limit on the number of
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of number: keep down
- more generic terms: circumscribe / confine to / limit = restrict or confine within limits
Alternative definition of the verb number
verb
- [transitive] To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).
- [intransitive] To total or count; to amount to.
Music
"Number" is a musical album of Kanako Sakai.
- released on (5 years ago)
Writings
"Number": Number: The Language of Science: A Critical Survey Written for the Cultured Non-Mathematician is a popular mathematics book written by Russian-American mathematician Tobias Dantzig. Its second edition was published in 1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia by Melantrich Company. It recounts the history of mathematical ideas, and how they have evolved.
- also known as "Number, the language of science; a critical survey written for the cultured non-mathematician"; "Number, the language of science"; "Number, the language of science: a critical survey written for the cultured non-mathematical"; Number: The Language of Science
- genres: Mathematics, Science
- subjects: Mathematical logic, Science, Mathematics, Arithmetic, History, History of science, Foundations
Miscellanea
- Number: A number is a mathematical object used to count and measure. A notational symbol that represents a number is called a numeral but in common use, the word number can mean the abstract object, the symbol, or the word for the number. In addition to their use in counting and measuring, numerals are often used for labels, for ordering, and for codes.
- also known as 数
- Number: In team sports, the number, often referred to as the uniform number, squad number, jersey number, shirt number, sweater number, or similar is the number worn on a player's uniform, to identify and distinguish each player from others wearing the same or similar uniforms. The number is typically displayed on the rear of the jersey, often accompanied by the surname. Sometimes it is also displayed on the front and/or sleeves, or on the player's shorts or headgear. It is used to identify the player to officials, other players, official scorers, and spectators; in some sports, it is also indicative of the player's position.
- also known as Squad number
- Number: The player's number while on this team.
- Number is the leading Japanese sports magazine published on every Thursday by Bungeishunju. The official name is Sports Graphic Number. Though the circulation once hit 47 million, it is now around 10 million. Many celebrities enjoy reading this.
- Number: 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. Both meanings of the term have been used in American English since the second half of the 19th century.
- Number a.k.a. Number opera: A number opera is an opera consisting of individual pieces of music which can be easily extracted from the larger work. They may be numbered consecutively in the score, and may be interspersed with recitative or spoken dialogue. Opera numbers may be arias, but also ensemble pieces, such as duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets or choruses. They may also be ballets and instrumental pieces, such as marches, sinfonias, or intermezzi. The number opera format was standard until the mid-19th century and most opera genres, including opera seria, opera buffa, opéra comique, ballad opera, Singspiel, and grand opera, were constructed in this fashion.
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- The number including area code or other prefix numbers.
- Number is a Japanese manga series by Kawori Tsubaki. Originally starting serialization in the shōjo magazine Comic Blade Avarus published by Mag Garden in December 2007.
Phrases with Number
Phrases starting with the word Number:
Phrases ending with the word Number:
- E Number
- f number
- F-number
- 800 Number
- 900 Number
- box number
- pin number
- Rsa Number
- 0800 Number
- back number
- back-number
- call number
- Copy Number
Other phrase containing the word Number:
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Number
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First lessons in Arithmetic for Junior Classes, etc. New edition, improved, etc (1865)
A whole number is that which represents one or more things, each of whichis considered as a whole. An even number is that which can be divided by 2 without leaving any remainder, as 4, 6, 8. An odd number is that...
numbers, as 19, 23. A composite number is the product of two other numbers, as 24, which is...
The Elements of Euclid, with Dissertations ... (1788)
by Euclid
NUMBER is a multitude composed of unities. V-y- 3. A PART is a...
Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds, Supplement 4 (1996)
by Jane E. Macintyre
The CAS Registry Number Index lists in ascending numerical order all CAS Registry Numbers recorded in the first four supplements. Each CAS Registry Number listed refers the user to a chemical name (with stereochemical or derivative ...
A Dictionary of Symbols (2013)
by J. E. Cirlot
Five is a number which often occurs in animate nature, and hence its triumphant growth corresponds to the burgeoning of spring. It signifies the organic fullness of life as opposed to the rigidity of death. There is an erotic sense to it as well.
The Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1999)
Volume 18 - Wireless Multiple Access Adaptive Communications Technique to Zworykin: Vladimir Kosma by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent
before the random backoff number reaches zero, the backoff procedure is suspended; that is, the backoff timer stops running. As soon as the channel becomes free ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Number
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Usage statistics about number
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Usage statistics for the noun number:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun number:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb number:
Photos about Number
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- number
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- Table number
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- Painted street number
In Oxnard some street numbers are nicely painted. This is on Laurel Street.
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Video language resources about Number
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- Soccer Jargon 101: Number Position Translator | Between the Lines
What is a 'number 8'? Or a 'number 6'? Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle explains which positions correlate to these numbers and others. For more on the 'number 6' ...
- Kevin Durant: The Meaning of Number 35
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- Life Path Number 3 Numerology Meaning
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- Number properties terminology 1 | Arithmetic properties | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy
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- Definition of Euler's Number e
This is the definition of the irrational number e as defined in calculus, but explained in terms an algebra student can understand.
- Meaning of Numbers - Repeated Number - Numbers in Sequence
Meaning of Numbers such as repeated numbers...multiple numbers in sequence 11:11 1:11 2:22 3:33 4:44 5:55 Fortuitous number 8 - 888 Infinity "Let's be ...
- Coordination number Meaning
Video shows what coordination number means. the number of ligands surrounding a central metal atom in a coordination compound. Coordination number ...
- Numerology Meaning of Life Path Number 3
- Basic definition of a percent number
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- Numerology 2 Vibration & Meaning - Destiny Number & Your Personal Chart
- Number Vocabulary
- AVOGADRO'S NUMBER - a quick definition
A quick definition of Avogadro's Number. Chem Fairy: Louise McCartney Director: Michael Harrison Written and Produced by Kimberly Hatch Harrison.
- Does the word "beast" or number "666" have a meaning in islam
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- Social Security Number Meaning
An Easy Overview Of "Social Security Number"
- Learn Grade 1 - English Grammar - Noun Number
In this video you get to Learn Grade 1 -English Grammar- Noun Number.
- English Learning || Level 6 || The Noun : Number
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- Reynolds Number Description and Example
- English Learning || Level 6 || The Adjective of Number
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- Damkohler Number Short Description
- How to find the odd and even number by PHP language
Odd and even number system in PHP language .
- Language Learning Tip: Number Dictation
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- Learn Grade 3 - English Grammar - Noun Number
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- S1 34 Number Crew Fit Club Postional language
- Number Language: Good Couple, Good Teeth! (J4M129)
- Schmidt Number short Description
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Sign language
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- ASL (american sign language) number story
One of the fun and special traditions enjoyed and shared by the Deaf Community is signing stories using Number or Alphabet hand shapes. In these stories ...
- Number Story #1-10 "Buccaneer" | ASL - American Sign Language
An ASL story using numbers 1 through 10 titled "Buccaneer". Enjoy!
- Two Ways To Sign Number 25 | ASL - American Sign Language
Mr.Wheeler shows two different ways to sign the number 25 (twenty-five) in American Sign Language (ASL).
- Bangalore - Indian Sign Language:Use your fingers Drama & 5 Number sign language
Use your fingers Drama & Number sign language 5 giving up harmful substances Doctrine and covenants 89 the word of wisdom. 1. alcohol. 2. tobacco.
- Sign Language - Level 2 Number incorporation (Last Year, Next year, Etc.)
From the Sign Language: Level Two series on RioCommons.
Quotes about Number
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying. (Tom Hopkins)
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Scrabble value of N_{1}U_{1}M_{3}B_{3}E_{1}R_{1}
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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