counting number

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The incremental improvement in the homeless-count numbers — which stood at 4,990 unsheltered and 3,586 in shelters — will only mean something if the declining trend continues in the succeding years. Michael Smolens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A new twist on San Diego's homeless-hepatitis nexus," 20 May 2018 The count number is usually listed on the package or a label at the seafood counter. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "National Shrimp Day: How to buy, store and cook the seafood favorite," 9 May 2018 Big companies are likely to ignore tweets and forum posts and favor hard player count numbers to prove fan interest in something like a PC version of a beloved series. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "A fan-made Halo PC patch meets Microsoft’s legal muscle—and apparently survives," 25 Apr. 2018 My boyfriend is so nice about my migraines, and my panic attacks, and has to handle all my confusion with my medication and my inability to count numbers — everything, really. Diane Mehta, Longreads, "Letter to a Dog Walking Service," 10 Feb. 2018 Davis' counting numbers may not be as large as those of Cousins, but Davis has been more efficient and reliable, which put him over the top. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Around the NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lou Williams earn player of the week honors," 13 Jan. 2018

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circa 1965, in the meaning defined above

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