Num·​bers | \ ˈnəm-bərz How to pronounce Numbers (audio) \

Definition of Numbers

: the mainly narrative fourth book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Numbers

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Numbers was in the 15th century

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“Numbers.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Numbers. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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