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

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a number 13 shoe

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

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

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

(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

(... 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

(... is a kind of 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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has an unlisted number

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

(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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

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

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

"they reduced the price on many items"

Definition 11: a select company of people - [noun denoting group]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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

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

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

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

(... is a kind of 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)

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

"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]

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

(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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must number the names of the great mathematicians

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You should number the pages of the thesis

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

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

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

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

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

"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]

Samples where number or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members

Synonyms for number in the sense of this definition

(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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