# Definitions and Synonyms of *number* | Another word for *number* | What is *number? *

*Definition 1: an item of clothing - [noun denoting artifact]*

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*she preferred the black nylon number**this sweater is an all-wool number*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

*number*is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

*"good business depends on having good merchandise"**"that store offers a variety of products"**Definition 2: the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals - [noun denoting attribute]*

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*the number of parameters is small**the figure was about a thousand*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

*number*is a kind of ...) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

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*"an adequate amount of food for four people"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) a large number

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a superiority in numbers or amount

*"a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number beyond counting

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part

*"the majority of his customers prefer it"**"the bulk of the work is finished"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

*"when the vote was taken they were in the minority"**"he held a minority position"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the quality of being small in number

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the quality of being round numbers

*"he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making"**Definition 3: a clothing measurement - [noun denoting attribute]*

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*a number 13 shoe*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

*number*is a kind of ...) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

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*"he wears a size 13 shoe"*### (*number* is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

*Definition 4: one of a series published periodically - [noun denoting communication]*

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*she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) a publication that appears at fixed intervals

*number*is a kind of ...) a publication that appears at fixed intervals

*(... is a kind of **number* ) an issue of a newspaper

*number*) an issue of a newspaper

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*"he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"*### (... is a member of *number*) a periodical that appears at scheduled times

*Definition 5: a symbol used to represent a number - [noun denoting communication]*

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*he learned to write the numerals before he went to school*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

*number*is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

*(... is a kind of **number* ) one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0

*number*) one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0

*(... is a kind of **number* ) a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation

*number*) a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation

*(... is a kind of **number* ) the number of which a given number is the logarithm

*number*) the number of which a given number is the logarithm

*Definition 6: a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc. - [noun denoting communication]*

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*she refused to give them her Social Security number*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) 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; recognition by the system leads to acceptance

*number*is a kind of ...) 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; recognition by the system leads to acceptance

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*"a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number on the license plate that identifies the car that bears it

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number of a particular individual's Social Security account

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

*Definition 7: the number is used in calling a particular telephone - [noun denoting communication]*

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*he has an unlisted number*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

*number*is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

*"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"**Definition 8: a short performance that is part of a longer program - [noun denoting communication]*

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*he did his act three times every evening**she had a catchy little routine**it was one of the best numbers he ever did*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) a dramatic or musical entertainment

*number*is a kind of ...) a dramatic or musical entertainment

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*"they listened to ten different performances"**"the play ran for 100 performances"**"the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

*Definition 9: 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) - [noun denoting communication]*

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*in English the subject and the verb must agree in number*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

*number*is a kind of ...) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

*Definition 10: a numbered item in a series - [noun denoting communication]*

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*take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

*number*is a kind of ...) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

*"they reduced the price on many items"**Definition 11: a select company of people - [noun denoting group]*

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*I hope to become one of their number before I die*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) a social gathering of guests or companions

*number*is a kind of ...) a social gathering of guests or companions

*"the house was filled with company when I arrived"**Definition 12: a concept of quantity involving zero and units - [noun denoting quantity]*

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*every number has a unique position in the sequence*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) a specific measure of amount

*number*is a kind of ...) a specific measure of amount

*(... is a kind of **number* ) the number that is multiplied by the multiplier

*number*) the number that is multiplied by the multiplier

*(... is a kind of **number* ) the number to be subtracted from the minuend

*number*) the number to be subtracted from the minuend

*(... is a kind of **number* ) the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted

*number*) the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted

*(... is a kind of **number* ) a number to which another number (the addend) is added

*number*) a number to which another number (the addend) is added

*(... is a kind of **number* ) a number that is added to another number (the augend)

*number*) a number that is added to another number (the augend)

*(... is a kind of **number* ) any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero

*number*) any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero

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*"an integer is a number that is not a fraction"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number 1 and any other number obtained by adding 1 to it repeatedly

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number of lines in a piece of printed material

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a prescribed number

*"all the salesmen met their quota for the month"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend

### (... is a kind of *number* ) (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the product of two equal terms

*"nine is the second power of three"**"gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number obtained by division

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number by which a dividend is divided

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number to be divided by another number

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number

### (... is a kind of *number* ) an algebraic equation or function of the fourth degree

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the product of three equal terms

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number equal to the difference between the number of baryons and the number of antibaryons in any subatomic structure; it is conserved in all types of particle interactions

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the order of an element in Mendeleyev's table of the elements; equal to the number of protons in the nucleus or electrons in the neutral state of an atom of an element

### (... is a kind of *number* ) any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the total number counted

*"a blood count"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) (mathematics) the number of elements in a set or group (considered as a property of that grouping)

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the degree of oxidation of an atom or ion or molecule; for simple atoms or ions the oxidation number is equal to the ionic charge

*"the oxidation number of hydrogen is +1 and of oxygen is -2"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context

*"the velocity of light is a constant"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number in the decimal system

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the system of numbering pages

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number that identifies a position relative to an axis

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number in the Fibonacci sequence

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself

### (... is a kind of *number* ) an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number represented in fixed-point notation

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number represented in floating-point notation

### (... is a kind of *number* ) (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

*"10 is the radix of the decimal system"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order

### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number designating place in an ordered sequence

### (... is a kind of *number* ) a quantity expressed in two different units

*"one hour and ten minutes"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had

*"at 9-0 they have the best record in their league"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

*"the score was 7 to 0"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) the number of arguments that a function can take

*Definition 13: place a limit on the number of - [verb of change]*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) restrict or confine within limits

*number*is a kind of ...) restrict or confine within limits

*"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"**"please confine your questions to the topic"**"our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"**Definition 14: determine the number or amount of - [verb of communication]*

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*Can you count the books on your shelf?**Count your change*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

*number*is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

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*"find the product of two numbers"**"The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) count again

*"We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) count wrongly

### (... is a kind of *number* ) conduct a census

*"They censused the deer in the forest"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) determine the sum of

*"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"**Definition 15: enumerate - [verb of communication]*

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*We must number the names of the great mathematicians*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property

*number*is a kind of ...) give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property

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*"Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"**"The almanac identifies the auspicious months"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) place on a list of items

*"itemize one's tax deductions"**Definition 16: give numbers to - [verb of communication]*

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*You should number the pages of the thesis*

*(**number* is a kind of ...) assign a name or title to

*number*is a kind of ...) assign a name or title to

*(... is a kind of **number* ) number the pages of a book or manuscript

*number*) number the pages of a book or manuscript

*Definition 17: add up in number or quantity - [verb of stative]*

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*The bills amounted to $2,000**The bill came to $2,000*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

*number*is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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*"John is rich"**"This is not a good answer"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) be calculated

*"The fees work out to less than $1,000"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) be larger in number

### (... is a kind of *number* ) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain

*"The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"*### (... is a kind of *number* ) add up to

*"four and four make eight"**Definition 18: put into a group - [verb of stative]*

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*The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members*

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*(**number* is a kind of ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

*number*is a kind of ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

*"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"*

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