counting number

noun

Examples of counting number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Seager has put together a monstrous offensive season despite his two stints on the injured list and may have been the outright frontrunner for the AL MVP award if his counting numbers hadn’t taken a hit due to missed games. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 The raw counting numbers on their own are pretty good. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 More Deep Math Why Euler’s Number Is Cool as Hell The Game of Trees Is a Mad Math Problem The Amazing Math Inside the Rubik’s Cube The problem itself may sound quite straightforward, because the counting numbers and the study of mathematics are thousands of years old. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2023 And imagine that your available denominators are the counting numbers 1 to 10. Quanta Magazine, 14 Aug. 2019 The conjecture predicts that there are infinitely many such pairs among the counting numbers, or integers. Quanta Magazine, 26 Sep. 2019 To construct a finite field, start by extracting a finite subset of numbers from the counting numbers. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 Citizen scientists in Alaska counted numbers that reached 1,000 times more than normal for their beaches. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counting number was circa 1965

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“Counting number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counting%20number. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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