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a number of

Definition of a number of

  1. :  more than two but fewer than many :  several <There are a number of different options to choose from.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a sum of units :  total

    :  complement

    :  an indefinite usually large total

  1. :  count, enumerate

    :  to claim as part of a total :  include

    :  to restrict to a definite number


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