a number of
Definition of a number of
: more than two but fewer than many : several There are a number of different options to choose from.
Word by Word Definitions
: a sum of units : total
: an indefinite usually large total
: count, enumerate
: to claim as part of a total : include
: to restrict to a definite number
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