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Definition of Number

Number

  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 multitude; many.
  3. A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.
  4. Numerousness; multitude.
  5. The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
  6. Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
  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.
  8. 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 one.
  9. 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 value.
  10. To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
  11. To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
  12. 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.
  13. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.

Number Quotations

The advantage of the consumer businesses is they tend to be much broader-based, much larger number of customers, that tend to over time be a lot more predictable. The advantage of the enterprise companies is they are not as subject to consumer trend, fad, behavior.
Marc Andreesen

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
Albert Einstein

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Albert Einstein

I look for these qualities and characteristics in people. Honesty is number one, respect, and absolutely the third would have to be loyalty.
Summer Altice

I speak a number of languages, but none are more beautiful to me than English.
Maya Angelou
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Number Translations

number in Afrikaans is nommer, aantal
number in Danish is antal, nummer, tal
number in Dutch is aantal, getal, tal
number in Finnish is numero
number in German is numerieren, Zahl, Anzahl {f}, Nummer, Nummer
number in Italian is novero, numerare, numero, numero
number in Latin is numerus
number in Norwegian is nummer
number in Swedish is antal, tal, nummer

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